Long Grass above Mulfra
A dark afternoon in March waiting for the rain. Mulfra is a small ancient settlement in the hills above Penzance.
Born in the South Hams, I was lucky enough to spend my childhool close to the edge of Dartmoor where we spent a lot of time as a family. After studying Fine Art and Printmaking at Amersham College in Buckinghamshire, I had a number of years of artistic inactivity. I eventually returned to art through working in Stained Glass, which ultimately led me back to my main love - landscape painting.
Growing up in Devon instilled in me a strong interest in our landscape and this is the main focus of my work. I mainly work from sketches and photographs (I find working directly in the landscape too distracting - too much to look at). Recently, I have been spending more time in West Cornwall and this has led to a change in my work.
With the combination of the natural and man-made, ancient and more modern, there is always something in the westcountry landscape to draw the attention and provide inspiration.