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paintings

My works are abstract oil paintings inspired by the landscape, seascape and skyscape of West Cornwall.

I also draw on local industrial history and the scars and impact mining has left on the environment.

Using instinctive marks with a palette knife, my style has developed into a loose, fluid technique that reproduces the images taken from memory rather than photographs or sketches. This results in an impressionistic representation of the scene I’m painting, and I revisit the work many times in order to build depth and texture.

I paint from my home studio in the village of Townshend, near Hayle.