The paintings are all about spaces of line, colour and light rather than direct landscape. I combine the changing luminous qualities near the sea with hints of the physical structures of coastal geology – cliffs, bedding and eroded rock formations – to create ethereal arrangements aspiring to the Sublime. To create a impression of something familiar yet out of reach, landscape with overwhelming sensations of light or space.An American-born British artist, I identify very strongly with the British tradition for landscape painting while retaining a certain "midwestern" eye for landscape with flat perspective and vast open spaces.
The paintings have been shown at galleries across the country and are
collected internationally. Past exhibitions have included the Pastel
Society, Royal Society of Marine Artists, the National Maritime Museum,
Dulwich Picture Gallery and galleries on Cork Street. Projects have
included a drawing residency on the New Jersey coast, artist residency
on the Newfoundland coast, a week at the National Maritime Museum using
their historic Camera Obscura, and an planned feature with the BBC in
2013 about a regional camera obscura. In addition to art, and
influencing it, I have an enduring love of academia. My qualifications
include geology, physics, human development, and Shakespeare.
I am a listed artist in the UK on the AXIS database of professional artists (www.axisweb.org.uk), and a member of DACS.