In 2002 I co-founded the independent art gallery 'Ruby Pier' in Brighton's Artist Quarter and then in 2010 moved to my current space called Wren Studio. This change afforded me a platform to develop my paintings in line with my own authentic style.
About my work.
My work has always had a sense of minimalism but in recent years there has been a duality with more vivid and colourful backgrounds giving a sense of fullness and abundance.
I find birds especially beautiful and for this reason I like to place them either in empty spaces or surrounded by an exuberance of over ripened flowers, blossom and colour where they can become integrated into the chaos.
The backgrounds are highly suggestive and painted with large brushstrokes of contrasting tones so that there is a balance of colour and form offering a structure for the birds to sit in.
A single bird can be quite lonely on its own so I also paint them in groups watching each other.