My recent series of paintings have built upon my previous body of work exploring my local beach around Seaford and Newhaven becoming increasingly abstracted and acting as a distillation of personal experience.
The shingle beach has become something of an obsession reflecting the patterns, shapes, forms, and colours in a myriad of ways. Paint is spattered, thrown, brushed, diluted, and washed over to express different aspects of the sea and the beach and the elements surrounding it.
The hardness of the rocks and cliffs, the softness of the pebbles and sea are contrasted to create different moods, feelings, and expressions. Sometimes objects from the beach are integrated within the overall painted compositions creating mixedmedia works using elements taken directly from the source of inspiration.
Selection of Exhibitions
Selected for the Hastings Open 2020 at the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
Selected for the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London
Shortlisted for the RA Summer Exhibition
Solo exhibition at Hastings Arts Forum
Solo exhibition at Farleys House and Gallery, Chiddingly, East Sussex
Selected for The Threadneedle Prize at the Mall Galleries
Selected for East Sussex Open Exhibition at the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne
Solo exhibition at The Hop Gallery, Lewes
Shortlisted for the RA Eyewitness Competition, London
Artists United group exhibition, Lewes, East Sussex