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NATURE’S CLARITY

I’m often struck by the clarity of nature. Nature knows its purpose and seems able to create life and survive almost anywhere, no matter how limited or tough the conditions. I took the photograph above as I walked along the promenade on the stretch of beach between Folkestone and Hythe. It was cold, wintery and wet. Despite the pounding of feet on the pavement, these …
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THE MUSIC IS IN THE WATER

I didn’t plan to write about brain waves.  I started out with curiosity around the impact human noise has on marine life. As an artist, the sea is a great teacher to me. It shows me that change is constant and that there are no rules. In the winter the sea has helped me become more resilient to the cold, more resilient to change and accepting ‘what is’. During the …
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BETWEEN THE LIGHT

‘Between The Light’ is the title of the painting I’m currently working on. This painting is proving to be a great challenge, possibly one of the hardest pieces I’ve painted so far, because there is a conflict at work between the sky and the sea. Each one trying to somehow dominate the other.  As I lay down more paint I’m continuously turning the canvas, the …
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HIGH TIDE

When I painted High Tide I wanted to try and convey the constantly changing light in the sky and around the water, and the lashing waves as they were being blown in all directions. I used plaster in the foreground this painting to form the shapes of the waves. The colours of the sea change constantly and in this painting I’ve attempted to present the colours …
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The Memory of Water

Water is full of information. Water has been studied for years by scientists, conservationists, ecologists and many other groups, but it’s the work of Dr  Masaru Emoto that interests me the most. Emoto claimed that water contained memory and our could impact its molecular structure. He believed that water reacted to positive speech, and his experiments included exposing water crystals to words, pictures and music. When the …
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The Voice in the Painting

I’ve often thought that what we see in a painting is what we bring to it. Some might argue that we are made up of a collection of experiences.  If this is the case, how could we possibly draw on the same ‘stuff’ to view a piece of art, as unique individuals. I’d argue that it’s the observer who makes the art unique. As a student …
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SECOND SELF

The Second Self collection came about after I moved my studio to the coast. In fact, I moved everything to the coast. I left my flat in Battersea, leaving behind the sirens and the chaos of South West London. I was on a journey to place with three beautiful beaches, a growing creative community, France was an hour and a half away and I could get …
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