On Tuesday I sold my 600th painting via the online gallery www.artfinder.com.
Born in Hereford, educated in Cardiff, I am a professional artist who lives in Swansea. I love light and colour.
In my art I am drawn to light and shadows and how they shape our emotions, whether it is moonlight on the sea, summer sun on a British beach, the shadows under chestnut trees in an autumn park or thin spring sunshine on daffodils.
I remember visiting the South of France as a teenager and being mesmerized by the dazzling light, I have been attempting to capture that excitement about light in my paintings ever since.I aim to make people look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary beauty in it.
See my favourite paintings by artists represented by Artfinder.com, the online gallery.
The joy of painting long landscape paintings of the Gower coastline.
Homes is important to me. It’s part of the reason why I love painting people’s homes and streetscapes. David Fry sent me some beautiful poetry about a house I painted in swansea.
The second part of my long walk along the Gower coast path from the Knave to Worms Head and Rhossili.
Port Eynon is my favourite Gower place to visit in summer because it always has plenty of space on the beach, a shallow sea which warms up in the British sun and a wonderful gift shop full of the sort of junk that is absolutely necessary on a beach holiday (kites, snorkels, body boards, flip-flops, rock, postcards), a surf shop, ice cream kiosks and best of all not one but two fish & chip shops.
I visit the church of St Illtyd and Oxwich Head. The Gower, although beautiful is full of natural hazards and some supernatural ones too.
This part of my walk sees me breaking all my rules. But that’s OK. The thinking goes, if you are paralyzed by anxiety and a fear of failure: “Just do it, badly.” So I did it badly today but I did it.
Three Cliffs Bay never fails to disappoint. It does not matter how many times I see it. It is particularly spectacular at high tide in the morning light. It is probably the one beach I have visited most often and certainly painted most often, on the Gower coast.
My walk along the Gower coast line visits Pwll Du and Hunts Bay, two secluded places on the South Gower coast.