For several years I have been sourcing my inspiration and even most of my materials from my immediate environment of sea and shore. I would grind my own pigments from rocks and clays, mixing them with oil and water based media.
But recently I have been returning to the bright saturated colours of commercially bought paints, and using them to recreate the brilliant colours of the sun on the richness of wild flowers on the cliffs, the patterns of the millennial history of the rocks exposed by the sea, the lights of storm or sunset on the waves…
To quote the painter John Hoyland: Paintings… are an equivalent to nature, not an illustration.
A short video about my current directions and inspirations is available on the ‘About’ page.
Recent work (to 2020)
The following 3 pieces were painted with locally sourced and ground pigments.
Recent 3D work
My 3D pieces are constructed from local plants and recycled rubbish collected from local beaches.