Painting is the language I use to express myself. As a creative activity, it is the most absorbing. I paint with acrylics mainly. Fingers, sticks and the fine edge of card, give me the instant results and texture I’m looking for. My topics vary depending on circumstances. I am inspired by colour, architecture and landscape and have recently been developing abstract images.
I have exhibited my work in various Open Houses throughout Brighton. I took part in The Open House exhibition at Worthing Art Gallery and I was on Channel 4’s Watercolour Challenge. Recently I have shown my work at Montague Gallery in Worthing.
Lockdown was quite a challenge, not only due to government restrictions but in the last 12 months I have had two operations which affected my mobility.
I experimented with different styles, creating a small group of paintings which picked up on my emotional response to the pandemic. I have continued to experiment and have produced a woodland series and now more abstracts, reflecting the sense of freedom which is just around the corner.