Oh well , here we go. Trying to describe what you do and who you are is not easy!
We moved to Cornwall 36 years ago buying a small holding in search of “The Good Life” and found it. When we are not now re-wilding our land I am painting and can sometimes be found painting on the cliffs around Porthleven not far from our cottage. Always say hello if you see me.
I have not received any formal training in painting . I remember viewing my first set of oil paints as a 5 year old would look at a mud pie, and wondering what to do – I know , let’s make a mess. That’s what I did and sometimes still do. My painting is instinctive. I just love making marks on anything. Sometimes they work and often they do not. I must be a slow learner as I am still playing and experimenting. Its about the joy of painting .
My studio is full of old ‘failures ‘ and some successes, but nothing ever gets thrown away and I frequently look at a pile under a bench and see something that I did not see before .
I fell in love with Cornwall too long ago to remember ; its ever changing dramatic landscape , the colours in the sky and their effect on the land. I can never capture its true beauty or magical atmosphere. But I can only hope what I do goes a small way.