New Mills, High Peak. / Mixed Media, Acrylic Paintings
I am an artist living in Buxton who loves to travel: the sights, sounds and culture of the places I visit are my inspiration. Painting as an adult is the fulfilment of something I have wanted to do since childhood. My recent work is abstract as I continue in my development as an artist.
My inspiration has always been landscape I see around me, where I am drawn to light, colour, shape and form. I paint mostly mixed media. The decision about whether to choose a particular media is driven by the mood of the moment and whether I want to explore a new idea or follow on from a theme I have been working on. I look to develop a palette for a series of paintings, with a range of colours that captures the light and reflections I see in the moment and begins to express the mood and emotion of my experience. As for technique, I’m interested in different ways of mark making and am enjoying experimenting with different techniques and materials to explore this.
As an artist, experienced group leader, teacher and psychotherapist I am also interested in creativity and how we express this part of ourselves.
From my own development as artist and personal, professional, development I recognise and understand that our inner critic will often get in the way of creativity, expressiveness and satisfaction with our work. For some people the critic stops them from beginning. So I'm also very interested in helping people get past these barriers to find a way to express themselves creatively and have some fun along the way.
I run a series of workshops that are a mixture of introductory workshops for people who have not had any contact with art materials for a few years and workshops for people who want to be more expressive and loosen up in their painting style.
Venue InformationA venue for 8 artists Spring Bank Arts Centre,
Spring Bank Arts Centre, St James The Less Church, Spring Bank
New Mills, High Peak.