Happy New Year!
I have just completed a new painting called 'The Shack' which depicts an old but still active car wash on the edge of Stafford town. This is part of a series of work that looks at overlooked places on the edge of towns and cities. It is also another piece of work that looks at themes of stillness and solitude. The subject matter in my work is always less important to me than the what lies beyond the surface. There is always something else there that is hard to put onto words but can be felt. It is this feeling that I try to capture in the paintings - finding something beautiful or fascinating in everyday things, even subjects that are normally seen to be unpleasant or ugly. An image of this painting can be seen in the urban landscape section of this website.
My art classes have been going well so far and I'm starting a new one at Burntwood Library from next week. I teach people of all abilities from beginner to advanced and can cover a range of drawing and painting techniques. A full list of classes can be found in the teaching section of this website. New students welcome any time - contact me for details.