A picture can Speak a Thousand words
After winning the BP Travel Award I researched how lace was depicted in 17th century art and created new works inspired by my findings. They were exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London and toured the UK thereafter.
A series of new works inspired by the Portland Collection, a family art collection gathered by the Cavendish family and kept at Welbeck Abbey. My new works were exhibited at the Harley Gallery within the Abbey’s grounds.
In my paintings I try to connect the past and the present, thereby seeking perspective and insight into our own world and lives. History has always had this grounding feature; it helps to make us see the bigger picture and takes away the seeming randomness of events. A sense of order and belonging is what we seek when we study and ‘create’ our own historic narrative.
In my paintings I refer to art history while painting portraits of contemporary people, young children with their future ahead of them, women of today, families in the midst of their busy lives. In my still life works I often use a prop from the past to create that dynamic between the past and the present. A sense of atmosphere, a mood and a feeling is often transferred by art without us knowing exactly why. These things are hard to formalise but important to follow.
I paint in oils and pastel and use graphite, pastel and charcoal for drawings. Much of my work is created in themed series as I like to explore a topic further in numerous paintings.
My works is often recognised by its use of warm colours and focus on tonal qualities.
My work is original and unique and created with archival professional materials. If you are interested in owning one of my pieces, do get in touch, you will have something truly unique in your home which will last for generations to come. I am happy to take on commissions for portraits, still life or figure paintings.
Paintings prices vary from £100 for a quick sketch to £7000 for large oil painting so please feel free to just ask.