The paintings are about the spirit of place. They have an ambiguous narrative often with a contemplative atmosphere. The painters I look at and admire include Edward Hopper, John Constable and Richard Estes.
I am interested in the craft of painting and use observational drawing and memory as reference. Places I visit become starting points for pieces of work. A story surrounding that place then formulates in my mind. I like to go beyond the topographical. I am also a ceramicist making figurative fine art pieces. As with paintings the ceramics have their beginnings in everyday experiences. The clay used is white earthenware providing a paintable surface which I enjoy using as a 3D painting. I incorporate reference from popular culture which I hope has a resonance for many people.
Exhibtions at the Washington Gallery:
Imagine That! March 2010