"Wild at Heart Studio in rural Lincolnshire
is where I create my oil paintings.
They are everywhere in this timber cabin,
from tiny oil studies on paper
to larger canvases hanging on the walls.
I love having them around me as I work.
"Twenty years ago I began making my art.
A visit to a painting exhibition had inspired me.
I wanted to see what I could do myself
but it was many years since my brief
encounter with art school.
I knew I had a long journey ahead
so I taught myself daily to find what
I wanted to say in my paintings.
"Oil paint became my favourite medium,
and I began to feel my way.
My work turned looser and more painterly.
Bold and expressive paintings emerged and I got
excited by the spontaneity and freedom that
abstraction offered when making my marks.
"I added cold wax to my oil palette and it took me further,
transforming the way I moved paint around.
The oils and wax are smooth and luscious and when they
are sculpted with knives, rollers and scrapers,
wonderful effects happen. I add layers and then
destroy parts by scraping back which reveals
the underneath, rather like archeology.
The painting begins to have a history.
"The 'wild' in the work comes from making intuitive
geometric and organic shapes.
One shape can inspire the forming of another.
Colour adds drama to my work.
Again, the wild is there in my colour palette.
The paintings tell the story.
It is a visual language of my working process.
"I am a member of the Lincolnshire Artists' Society
and the Nadin Group and have received
four awards for my work.
Currently, I serve on the Committee of the LAS.
"My Wild at Heart Studio, near Lincoln
will open again for visitors in May 2021".
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