“The third, and possibly final, of the pieces inspired by our trip to the North Pennines. It was on yet another walk, around Nenthead, that we saw this lone tree on it’s hillside. It was very early and nature had provided us with thick fog, which increased the tree’s sense of isolation, broken only by its partnership with the sun, which was peaking above the horizon and trying to make its presence felt through the fog. I find these scenes breathtakingly beautiful and they really have become a huge source of inspiration to me.
I draw with Bic or Uni-ball biros on raw linen canvas. To prepare the surface, I lighten the canvas with a white oil paint, gesso or acrylic wash. Once this is dry, I draw with the biro, as I would with pencil on paper. After the drawing is complete, it’s varnished (to fix the ink in place) and more white paint is used to add light and finalise the composition. The Bic ink is actually surprisingly versatile, in terms of its colour. If I want a blue tinge to the work I can smudge it, and a sepia tinge can be achieved by layering white oil paint over it. The paint interacts with the ink as it dries, changing the colour.”
I make all my own frames for my original artworks, I use mouldings of the finest specification, to ensure they match the quality of the art.
At present, I can only ship to the UK via the website. I can ship to other destinations, but I’ll need you to get in touch, using the contact me form, for a quote if buying from outside the UK.
All the art I sell is packaged extremely carefully, to keep your painting safe for it’s journey, no matter how far. I have years of experience packaging original artworks for transport to all parts of the world, so you can have faith your unique piece of art will arrive safe and sound. This can take some time, especially with original paintings, however, I aim to ship all art within 2 working days.