Tuesday 17th - Sunday 29th March 2015
'echoes in oils'
“My love for oil painting began at university. While learning to paint, I was able to study the medium through the techniques of the world’s greatest artists. I have been exploring its potential ever since.
As a student, I was encouraged to explore abstract and conceptual art and to search for something new. I don’t consider myself a ‘landscape artist’ and would prefer not to be assigned any label. I draw inspiration from the bounty of life. It might come from the colour of leaves against a blue sky or, just as easily, from a facial expression, the mood of a stormy day or the sun shimmering on the sea. I use sketches and photographs to develop the composition. I then explore style and technique; this continues throughout the development of the painting and eventually an image evolves that I hope will be interesting, stimulating and visually pleasing.”