I paint in oils on canvas and I create prints digitally.
I developed my print technique whilst practising as a Landscape Architect, providing clear, accessible images for consultation events which could be quickly updated as projects developed. I discovered what a great drawing tool my PC was. I really love the way layers of translucent blocks of colour can build up an image. My passion for making images this way combined with a rekindling of my previous love of painting in oils on canvas and I really enjoy exploring both old and new technology in the development of my work. I often use an iPad as a portable sketchbook as well as using photographic references. My main concerns are colour, light and the rhythms of landscape. I am fascinated by the way similar shapes and patterns echo and repeat in the landscape as can be seen in both the striking and bold style of my prints (which often resemble the effects of overlaid layers of tissue paper) and in a more subtle and textural exploration in my paintings. The hills of the Dark Peak and the woodlands in Sheffield provide most of my subject matter with occasional winter forays to the east coast.
The prints are produced using the best archival quality Fine Art textured card and using Blue Wool scale 6 inks, lightfast for 75-100 years. The prints are signed and have the title on the front.
Presented deep mounted and cellophane wrapped or framed in either a white or grey linear wood frame.