“Clouds II” an original oil on canvas
Measuring width 23.5 x height 23.5 x depth 1.5 inches or 60 x 60 cm x 4 cm. Unframed. Ready to hang. Comes with a certificate of authenticity
“Clouds II” is inspired by the wide open skies around my home in Teignmouth and on nearby Dartmoor. Also childhood memories of lying back on a grassy bank and watching the clouds go by on a summers day. This forms part of a new series of paintings looking at the skies and cloud formations.
As an art ambassador for the English Riviera UNESCO global geopark part of my practise is to walk along the coastal paths that run throughout the park. The views are constantly changing and give me a great source of colour and textural reference material.
Cumulonimbus is a dense, towering vertical cloud, forming from water vapor carried by powerful upward air currents. If observed during a storm, these clouds may be referred to as thunderheads. Cumulonimbus can form alone, in clusters, or along cold front squall lines.
I work with oils because of their flexibility. Oils can give you a translucent effect for fast flowing water or a matt and flatter finish for the spray. Following the initial painting and drying process I may apply glazes of oil paint to further enrich the surface of my work.
I often return to the work of Kurt Jackson and Peter Doig for inspiration and a sense of place.
I graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2008 at the University of Plymouth.
I have exhibited my paintings throughout Devon and gained an award at the Exeter Short Film festival. My films and photographs have been exhibited on the South Bank, London and in Italy.
Artmazing, Powderham Castle 2018
Group exhibition Speculation Gallery, Brixham 2018
Solo exhibition Pavilions Teignmouth 2017
Group exhibition Harbour House, Kingsbridge 2016
Solo exhibition Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2015
Devon Open Studios, Teignmouth 2014
Brownston Gallery, Modbury 2013
Flavel theatre, Dartmouth 2012
Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2011
Blue Indigo, Teignmouth 2010
South Bank 2009 video
University of West of England, Taunton 2008 video installation ‘St.Piran’s Day march, Perranporth
Royal William Yard, Plymouth 2006 video installation ‘The sinking of the Napoli”