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Betony in Afternoon Sunshine

Morning, North Wood

Alders & Willows, Winter Evening

A Hidden Place to Rest

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Telephone: 
07792 298271
How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work is project based with a focus on particular sites e.g. Queenswood, Birches Farm, Lady Park Wood.
I have been artist-in-residence with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust for over 6 years and am an invited member of The Arborealists , a national and diverse group of artists who focus on the tree motif.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

To look closely and try to see what is really there rather than what I expect to find
To be immersed in the subtle nuances which make up the character of a tree, a wood, a habitat
To experiment with colour, mark, composition to try and encapsulate what I have seen and experienced
To make paintings which connect with other people and perhaps enable them to see afresh

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

Landscape painter working in oil, watercolour and drawing media
I focus on our native trees and woodland but with Herefordshire Wildlife Trust have ventured into wildflower meadows and other habitats.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

My studio is at Unit 6 which is part of Artsite 3 in Hereford. My practice is a cycle of sketching and recording out on location and then using this to distill experiences into studio paintings.
I run occasional workshops and art events listed on my web site and e-newsletter.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Art Foundation at Hereford College of Art and Fine Art degree at University of Gloucester
Self employed artist for 22 years

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Trees & the Sacred - Apr-May 2022, Arborealists & Friends at Norwich Cathedral
Regeneration - Apr-May 2022, Arborealists at Nature in Art linked to Queens's Green Canopy project
Rockfield Arts - Jan - Feb 2022, Apple Store Gallery showcasing gallery and Artsite 3 artists
The Tree of Life - 2022, Stanton Guildhouse in the Cotswolds
Land into Art - Sep-Oct 2020, Made in the Marches Gallery - curated show
Trees & Woodland on Exmoor & Dartmoor - Sep-Nov 2020, The Arborealists at Somerset Museum
Wildflower Meadows - Jun-Aug 2020, Apple Store Gallery, Hereford - invited group show
The Arborealists - Dec-Mar 2020, National Memorial Arboretum
The Arborealists & Guests - Sep-Oct 2019, Fyne Court (National Trust) - part of Somerset Art Festival
The Arborealists - Aug 2019, The Young Gallery, Salisbury
A Wye Valley Woodland Through Artists' Eyes - July 2019-2020, Monmouth Museum & Gallery

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Apple Store Gallery
Made in the Marches Gallery
Timothy Hawkins Gallery
Prints & cards from Herefordshire Wildlife Trust e-shop and shops

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