I was born and raised in Mumbles, Swansea, known for being a traditional fishing village on the Gower peninsula of S.Wales. It is from an abundance of these beautiful scenic coastlines that have surrounded me through my life that my inspiration is constantly fuelled.
I create textured paintings of various sizes and produce digitally enhanced framed photographic artwork of local scenes around Gower and West Wales.
Paintings. Within my paintings I strive to create a piece of art that evokes similar feelings to that of the actual scene. That is, of being at one with the natural rawness of nature ,the sky, the sand ,the sea and the elements and to create a feeling of escapism, freedom, harmony & restfulness taking us away from the daily grind of ugly man made structures that bombard our lives more and more so.
I would describe my paintings as contemporary but with a certain traditional element mixed in. They consist of a variety of media and I use texture, depth & movement to convey the mood. I tend to paint in batches, using a series of colours and apply layers of paint simultaneously. I apply several layers of paint and various other material, mainly using my hands and fingers and only use a 'conventional' paintbrush for finer details.
I use photographs and sketches to create a scene and use my artistic license to create a piece that is aesthetically pleasing.
I also enjoy photography and digitally enhancing images to create individual artwork. I enhance my photographic artwork to create a vintage / aged appeal , print, cut and paste them to create a waxy surface which in turn makes them individual.
My splashback collection is created in almost HD Quality, so you’ll almost want to touch the surface!