Canterbury art college 1990-93

Blackpool art college 1988-90


I paint from life using oils. I'm interested in pleinair painting. My pleinair involves working outdoors directly in front of the subject. Living in Blackpool, there’s numerous subject matter ranging from beach scenes or the promenade, to the famous Illuminations. I try and recreate the atmostphere of what I’m seeing by searching for the correct tonal values and colour, whilst trying my best to keep to the drawing. Whether it's pleinair or still life work, if I can get these three things right, then the painting should look convincing.