I’m a painter and printmaker currently working from Trewarveneth Studios in Newlyn. Most of my inspiration comes directly from the landscape and the coastline, with influences of process and the method of slowly working by hand.
In the studio my process is balanced across working methodically on etching prints and the immediate nature of a painting. I find this particularly reflective of our surroundings, often gaining a feeling of calm from the opposite elements of sea and sky, or the light and dark tones of the land. There’s something about two very different components coming together to bring this notion of calm and balance. Spending time in the water and along the coast I’m able to focus on the immediate, the colours and energy of the landscape that unfold into studies in the studio, whether line etchings or paintings.
There is so much to capture yet my process allows simple tones to suggest this influence of the landscape. The constant ebb and flow of the sea is reflected in the minimal and repeated motion of lines or brushstrokes, thinking about the reliable rhythm of the seasons as I work.