From Isolation to Creation:
Artists Respond to a Changing World
The Way We Were
Having enjoyed a lengthy career as a graphic designer, I now live in Herefordshire and work from a small home studio that I share with my novelist wife Eve.
Although there is no defined theme to my work, I like to paint subjects that capture a moment in time or convey a particular mood, a snapshot in watercolour as it were. I paint predominantly in watercolours because they can produce painting effects unlike any other medium, and I love the ‘happy accidents’ that can occur when the colours flow into one another, although I will quite often add a splash of designers gouache to a painting at the very end to give it a little extra lift.
My inspiration to paint frequently comes from studying the work of other artists.
I am a great admirer of the paintings of JMW Turner, Sir William Russell Flint and John Singer Sargent whose brilliant depiction of sunlight is truly masterful. John Raynes and Richard Thorn are two contemporary favourites of mine, whose love of their subject shines through in their wonderfully evocative paintings of the British coastline and countryside.
Please show the artist your appreciation by clicking the Heart button!