Framed oil on canvas measuring: 51 x 76cm or 20 x 30 inches. Signed and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
“Stormy Seas” is one of the wave painting series I started 5 years ago. This has evolved into a collection of 50 paintings so far. Inspired by the colour of the sea in Cornwall. I love the way light coming through a breaking wave turns the water turquoise.
I have tried to invoke an immersive feeling to my paintings. The sea is an ever-changing element that I find fascinating. Light hitting the water makes it’s colours change rapidly from a deep blue/black to a pale green almost white.
The versatility of oil paint makes it an ideal medium to work with. I can layer the paint in glazes to give translucency to a painting. In addition, it is such robust a medium that I can scrape the paint back and scratch into it too.
Being based in Teignmouth means I am close to the south west coastline and Dartmoor which influences my work. I often return to the work of Kurt Jackson and Peter Doig for inspiration and a sense of place.
I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth. My paintings have been exhibited throughout Devon and I gained an award at the Exeter Short Film festival.
Artmazing, Powderham Castle 2018
Group exhibition Speculation Gallery, Brixham 2018
Solo exhibition Pavilions Teignmouth 2017
Group exhibition Harbour House, Kingsbridge 2016
Solo exhibition Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2015
Devon Open Studios, Teignmouth 2014
Brownston Gallery, Modbury 2013
Flavel theatre, Dartmouth 2012
Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2011
Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2010
South Bank 2009 video
University of West of England, Taunton 2008 video installation ‘St.Piran’s Day march, Perranporth
Royal William Yard, Plymouth 2006 video installation ‘The sinking of the Napoli”