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"This small farm is at the heart of this wilderness, a hard and lonely existence. A landscape bathed in a red evening sky. Its remoteness is appealing to me, though not to everyone. I live on the edge of a town and also on the edge of the wonderful Peak District. In my heart and mind I always keep images of the wild places I have visited. They provide a sense of freedom that I can always carry with me and which I can express in my paintings. My aim is to give the viewer a little piece of wilderness to carry in their own hearts.
Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire (of 'crooked spire' fame) in 1959.
Wild landscapes are my inspiration. My pictures are amalgamations or distillations of remembered landscapes.
Generally I paint on 36" x 36" square canvas. I find this size and shape pleasing to work on. My compositions are unusual in that all the detail occurs in a quarter or a fifth of the picture.
I then decide on a 'mood' colour which will unify the painting; however the first coat of paint may be the exact opposite. I generally paint with acrylics. I find them versatile and like the quick drying properties.
I like to use texture in my work. This can take different forms: impasto paint, gesso applied with a knife, texture paint, decorator's filler or smoother internal wall plaster.
I sometimes use a crackle glaze between coats of paint which produces fissures in the surface of the paint. I sometimes use 'negative texture' where I scrape back paint to the surface of the canvas. I often like to dribble or squirt paint or ink using a pipette and then disperse the dribbles with a fine water spray. This can be very unpredictable but exciting. I also use a large variety of tools for paint application."