Regeneration: New Work about Regeneration, resilience and resurgence
All painting done with feeling is a self portrait of the artist. My work therefore is about disadvantage, opportunity, regeneration and making the most of our time on earth.
My painting is about understanding how the places we choose to be makes us whom we are, and can become. My place was the post industrial valleys of East Lancashire, my landscape its terraces and mills. I find them totemic so by painting them I paint myself. All painting done with feeling is a self portrait.
My hope is that people who see my work will reflect upon how where they choose to be, will determine who they will become.
Oils in progress for Regeneration. All are oil and other media, I love the physicality of mark making so enjoy the details of these big images and see the show - scheduled for later this year.
I love the character and expressive quality of simple line sketches, they are imperfect, human and honest records for developing into paintings. Here are a few