I work predominantly with oil paint using a layering/glazing technique and often incorporate gilding . Occasionally I venture into print (etching and woodcut) and 3d work.(Clay and Bronze)
I mainly use Belle Arti Canvas which is an Italian supplier of extra-fine grain canvas. This allows me to use multiple glazes and still keep a smooth surface. I make many of my own paints and glazes working with only the best oil and the finest authentic pigments. I also use Vasari oil paints to ensure a purity of colour and lush consistency. Many of my paintings have gilding incorporated into the image. I use authentic gold, copper and silver leaf for this.
When I’m not doing that I run occasional bespoke art workshops, community workshops, provide business training and one-to-one mentoring and give talks to groups. This has immense value to me personally as the communication and sharing that takes place when groups of artists come together has an inspiring and energising effect.
If you are interested in my artwork please contact me and I can send you my information and price guide and add you to my mailing list so that you are able to see the new pieces (usually late spring and late autumn) . Please note I sell mainly to private collectors and so rarely exhibit but you are most welcome to visit my studio in Shropshire by appointment. I do not work to commission as I like to keep my artistic integrity and pursue my areas of interest – up to yet people have enjoyed the pieces that have come from this.
Last year I received arts council funding for my personal development as an artist with an aim of getting my art seen by hard to reach communities.
Medgel- Portrait of a witch
Medgel-‘Portrait of a Witch’ was a collaborative piece between visual artist, storytellers and film to entice an audience to further explore the landscape and components that make someone be identified as a witch. Through challenging visual art and stories we unpicked the story of Medgel, the Shropshire witch imprisoned in Mitchel’s Fold Stone circle, whilst exploring our own thoughts and feelings about the historical and current issues of otherness, fear, prejudice, punishment and misogyny.