Oil Painting of Whitby Contemporary Art for sale

About Me

I’m essentially a self-taught artist. When my children were young I attended an evening class at Lichfield College under Mary Griffin and started to experiment with oils when and if time permitted. I  won the BADAC prize in Burton in 2015 and subsequently had my first solo exhibition at the Brewhouse in Burton. Over the past three years, I have been able to devote more time to paint and have  recently returned to the Brewhouse for my second solo exhibition ‘Colour – the Journey Continues’. Over the past couple of years I have exhibited in London and the Midlands. I trained under award winning artist Martin Kinnear, completing the Diploma in Oil Painting at the Norfolk Painting School in 2022. 

I am drawn to post impressionist art and principally use line and colour to convey my relationship to my subjects.  I love the scope of oil paint to create textural effects and find that using brush and scrapers helps exploit that potential. I rarely paint using conventional perspective and am exploring the use of both flat and multiple perspective, incorporating some elements of cubism, in my latest work.   I continue to experiment with the boundary between figurative work  and abstraction. 

Some of the modern day artists I admire include Martin Kinnear,  with his novel depictions of the Northern landscape, the late Ivon Hitchens who was inspired like me originally by the West Sussex countryside and Frank Auerbach, whose technique, use of colour and texture are a source of aspiration.

In my leisure time, I enjoy walking and exploring the UK with my family and friends, the hills, mountains and coastline. I wild swim and canoe when it’s not too cold…  I have been known to enjoy a glass of wine together with the fun that goes with it. 


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