I am happy in places where ‘wild’ might be possible: hiking, sailing, surfing in Cornwall and travels like Cape York and the Australian rain forest. Work starts intuitively in the environment, developing in the studio as experiential memory evokes physical actions in paint, interpreting my ‘own landscape’ of felt elements and energy in a space and time. Much as I love sometimes solitary spaces on land or sea, there is joy in shared experiences and social engagement. Teaching is for me a fertile and at times surprising exchange of individual searches for meaning, challenges and growth, both about art and environment, so continues to be an important part of my practice.
Love art? Then explore more and discover new artforms on our Mini-Foundation. Engage with ideas, techniques and materials that are often not accessible at school or college.
Designed to help you find out what makes you tick as a young artist; St Ives School of Painting’s Mini-Foundation is a series of artist led workshops for 13s-18s.
Book for the term here which is £50 for 6 sessions so you get one free, or book sessions individually at £10 per session - see separate listings.