I am a painter based in Ashford, Kent.
My primary focus is painting in oils, practicing techniques by studying classical oil painting and different approaches by oil painters over the centuries.
Understanding how I can use these techniques and push them further with experimentation is exciting as it enables my own unique style to grow. I enjoy breaking the rules I've learned... a little serendipity can often create unexpected results.
For the oil paintings, I make my own supports (to paint on) and grounds (to prepare the surface), using MDF board and home made gesso with acrylic paint and either chalk or white marble dust. When I use frames, they are custom-made, painted and finished by hand. I then assemble the finished painting ready for its destiny.
I have a Masters Degree in Creative Media Arts from London South Bank University. I have completed two oil painting courses based on studying old master techniques. From this I have earned a place on a one-year Oil Painting Diploma to develop my technical skills further.