Studio Collection 2021
I very much have to have a purpose to drive my artistic practise, always refining my thinking and process. I need to feel passionate about my subject matter and it has to stir my emotion and through this I find the connection I need to create. Early in 2021 I had a short residency at the School of Art and Wellbeing in Devon , painting alongside my great friend Rachael Redfern. We were painting in the massive polytunnel with tons of space working large, the weather swung from boiling hot to almost snowing which kept us on our toes and made for a visceral, challenging and intense experience and probably produced my favourite painting that year. Residencies and adventures are essential to feed art as most of it takes place alone in the studio.