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I like to use vibrant colours, textures and relief. I work in oils using acrylic and other mediums underneath for textural effects. I often use cloths, implements or anything to hand to achieve the effect I want.
For more recent work, I have fallen in love with Genuine Gold Leaf. I use it over oils, acrylic, inks or watercolour. I incorporated it into my oils work. I had an idea inspired by the old 35 ml negative film rolls on the old cameras. I was fascinated by the black and white images you had to hold up to the light to see. A bit like Japanese Notan. I thought it would be interesting to try something similar in gold. I decided to use the best quality Genuine Gold Leaf. Each piece takes me through up to 12 processes and is fiddly and time consuming but I love doing them. I mostly use 23 and 24 carat Gold Leaf of the superior grade. I am quite excited about them and it is possible I am the only living artist to use Gold Leaf in this way.
I like my Art to feel uplifting. I believe if you invest in art, it must be special, should brighten up your home, make you feel happy and perhaps even be a talking point at dinner parties.
I am influenced by the impressionists like Vincent Van Gogh (my favourite artist) & Monet, and Turner’s mastery of illustration and atmosphere. I am inspired by my natural surroundings; Form, colour, reflections, light & shadow, interactions, sometimes even TV.
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