Date(s) - 19/10/2019 - 16/11/2019
Kilcock Art Gallery
‘True to nature in style, true to nature in heart’.
This collection of paintings is a celebration of this beautiful world we have all taken for granted to some degree, but now must protect. From my training in restoration I learned some of the skills of the master artists and craftsmen which I have developed into my own realistic, yet painterly style that allows me to exercise those skills whilst leaving me the creative freedom to express myself by interpreting what I see. While taking great care to get the detail right such as having all the feathers of the bird’s plumage just right, I at times use a slightly looser brush style to add a more immediate quality to my work. Although each painting is begun in the field, most of the work is built up in layers over weeks or months back in my studio. In my paintings I try to draw the viewer into the scene, down the country lane or into a moment of a wild creature’s life, to share the magic and beauty.
I am delighted to return again with this new work to Kilcock art gallery after the success of my previous exhibitions, with the friendly and supportive atmosphere of the gallery’