After retiring from a career in local government, I put down the pen and took up the brushes and started to paint.
I paint mainly in acrylics, watercolour and soft pastels and take a lot of my inspiration from the Shropshire landscape. We are so lucky to have all of this on our doorstep, though I do venture further afield. The most important thing for me is to have actually visited the places I paint and store a memory which I can then share with you in a painting.
I am a member of the Shropshire Art Society and Ludlow Art Society and exhibit my paintings with both Societies in Shrewsbury and Ludlow. I also exhibit in the Church Stretton Arts Festival.
This is the second year running that I have been fortunate to be shortlisted for the Qube Open and this particular painting is an homage to the Pop Art period and Patrick Caulfield in particular. It mixes size and perspective; merges objects in a stylised landscape of the disappearing Ironbridge Power Station together with kitchen utensils. And why not ?
I love colour and I like cheese.
Cheese slicer with a view
Gouache and Acrylic