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I was doing photography when I came upon a piece of art, where I was so moved and inspired that it awakened in me a great passion to paint. I began my career with figurative works having a very rough edge with a heavy application of paint. My style has since developed into a more refined edge, less paint yet a depth found within the color, texture and mixed media collage not present in my earlier works.
Being raised in England, I was surrounded by history always having a great love for the patron saints of medieval times. I have come to realize that my works to this day are greatly influenced by my happy childhood and stories of 18th Century Europe. I initially began painting religious icons and Saints finding my inspiration from the Renaissance era. I more recently have developed a larger format allowing me the creative opportunity to put paint the moments I have captured out of life. I am happy when I am exploring the unknown. I enjoy the process and seeing these works evolve from the small format where I started. As I continue to create larger works I can still visualize an icon figure waiting to be painted. I want to invoke in others the passion and the awakening that happened to me when I was so moved upon seeing a great piece of art.
I intend these images to be a source of comfort, a work of art within your space to find pause.
Summary of Medium: Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Paper Collage and Watercolor.