My paintings are an appreciation of the domestic and the ordinary.   A contemplation of the rituals of daily life. Flowers, vases, jugs, teapots on a table top; visions of the everyday are both inspiration and celebration.

Underpinned by a sense of design, perspective is often ignored or changed. Light and shadow inform the pattern.  Paint is used in a relaxed, way, with quick marks, sometimes scraped back, sometimes applied thickly with a palette knife, sometimes in washes, drips or splashes, until gradually the painting emerges and becomes itself.

I Graduated from St Martins School of Art with a degree in Fashion Design and have been exhibiting my paintings since 1998.

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