My Signature Collection is nature inspired mostly from visceral interpretation of my surroundings with an impressionist or abstract style. With ancient woodlands close by this influence is expressed using memory and imagination of an unsung hero of nature, 'The Undergrowth'.
I also turn to Abstract painting. I love this freedom of expression and colour and often cross the boundaries of genre and medium.
Often, there are times when I turn to figurative work to explain emotion or questions from the soul.
I will occasionally put my work forward for exhibition and have twice been selected for the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in 2020 & 2022.
Interior Design Art is a new addition to my portfolio. Working with design and creating primarily for the purpose of context and solutions for its surroundings is also very relevant to today's living.
Using my accumulative skills from the years of being a professional Artist with understanding colour, form and balance, I take great pleasure in producing work that focuses on aesthetics as much as story telling and believe it is possible to have interior design art with heart.
This is usually on a commission basis, sometimes working with interior designers.
Quality & Finishing
Whether it be a 'Signature' or 'Interior Design piece' ALL my original work and prints are signed by me and come with a Certificate of Authenticity. All artwork is numbered and included in my Art Archive.
I work with acrylic paint and prefer to finish paintings with a matt or satin varnish. If I apply texture mediums or mixed media such as pencil, paper, hessian etc I will apply an important acrylic isolation coat to the artwork before varnishing to seal everything in.
I paint the sides of the canvas white and do not usually continue images to the sides of a canvas.
I only use 100% Cotton Stretched Canvas from reputable manufacturers and try wherever possible to acquire sustainable products.
All Prints are high quality 'Fine Art' prints.
This starts with expert photography which allows for printing large images with high clarity.
Professional archival inks are used on matt, smooth, Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper.
Limited and Unlimited Edition information is on individual product pages. There are variations so be sure to take a look.
Prints come unframed unless you select the framing option. Not all prints come with Frame option. (See Frames info.) All print framing is done professionally with non-reflective gallery glass.
Commissions & Colours
Currently, I don't take commissions. Sorry!
My aim is to paint freely and needs to come from my own expression for my 'Signature Art'.. For my 'Interior Design Art', inspiration comes from research and exploration of architecture, furnishings and products in the home, design era, popular culture and much more!
It is very important to me to be able produce work with flow. Hopefully you will find something you love within my catalogue of art.
Colours - On many of my Interior Design paintings I will talk about colour and reference quality house paint colour charts. You may find this helpful! Fun Fact - Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and many other famous Artists from this century and the last, often use house paint! It can be expertly layered, fortified, varnished and used for longevity by professional Artists.
Prints come unframed unless you select the framing option. Where framed prints are offered, the framing is done professionally with a non-reflective gallery glass.
Canvases a finished with neat white sides and are ready to hang. Some, not all, canvases have a frame option. I offer simple tray frames (or floating frames) in white, black, light oak effect and dark oak effect. The frames provide a small gap between the canvas and frame and sit within the frame using velcro attachment for ease of switching colour or style of frame. (This service is coming very soon)