I hope you have enjoyed browsing my work. I am an emerging contemporary painter based in Edinburgh, Scotland. I originally studied physics at Oxford University and was a patent attorney for over ten years before deciding to focus on my lifelong passion for art. I completed a BA degree in fine art at Edinburgh College of Art and took part in the ECA Degree Show 2016 from 28th May - 5th June, in Edinburgh. I have exhibited and sold my work at various exhibitions over the last few years (please click on the Exhibitions tab above for more details), and my work has been purchased by various private collectors.
About My Work
I love colour and the fluidity of paint, and trying to capture the richness of life in painted texture and marks. At the start of each work I use very fluid acrylic paint in pools and runs: I tilt the surface around to let the paint flow naturally in its own paths, while at the same time trying to coax it into shapes capturing the character of the subject. As the painting progresses I often switch to water-based oil paint to give richness and depth to the colours, and achieve greater detail and texture.
Painting for me is a way of distilling experience and thinking about life. The natural environment interests me as a living, changing organism which will always affect people's lives and which people, in turn, will always affect. I wonder how important the environment will become in the not too distant future and what it will ultimately mean to all of us.
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