I am a professional artist and graphic designer based in Wimbledon, London, specialising in landscapes with an abstract quality. While studying at Putney School of Art I discovered a love of oil, which is now my main medium. This has led me to explore the use of pigments to make oil paints from scratch.
In the last couple of years, alongside the oil I have taken to working in acrylic paint using gold and silver leaf. I am fascinated by the interplay of light and colour and the way they evoke mood and emotion. Over the course of the day and season, light changes; I try to add elements into my paintings to capture this change, using pigments, gold and silver leaf. When light catches the silver or gold leaf, these areas reflect, giving another element to the image. Again, with pigments there is more interaction with light and texture especially with the ultramarine blue, which almost has a velvet texture.
My work has been exhibited at commercial galleries in and around London. In 2016 my work ‘Wilderness Dream’ was shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
I am happy to undertake portrait commissions. Feel free to contact me, to discuss ideas without any commitment. If the subject is unable to sit, I can also create portraits from photographs.