I make paintings in the landscape motif, using semi-abstract images to suggest the place or imply a narrative. I work from locations in my local area (West London) and England’s south coast. Working outdoors is unlike any other experience and is my personal favourite; it nourishes my imagination and refreshes my personal stockpile of colour and shape and line.
Although I have lived in London for many years, I grew up in the state of Arkansas in US; working in the English landscape is another way of claiming my adopted home as my own.
When I travel to paint, it is usually to Hampshire or Dorset. Both places are nearby and full of inspiration and subject matter.
I work in an Acava studio, which is located in Shepherds Bush, west London.
I belong to an artists' cooperative, the Fountain Gallery in near Hampton Court in Surrey. I exhibit there at least once every year, and take part in open exhibitions, art fairs, and group shows.
Please see the recent article on 'Gatherings' by Claire, which includes one of my drawings - http://www.artspan.com/articles/content/Gathering#.VFNIgvmsWSo