The paintings in this collection are all based on some of the locations I discovered when living in Wales during the 1990’s. The sheer scale and grandeur of the surrounding landscape led me to develop a much more open way of working. Abstraction allowed me to go beyond just painting what I saw in front of me and convey actually how it felt to be in a particular environment. It was at this point I really found my own voice as an artist.
Although based in mid Wales I would make regular trips to Pembrokeshire, exploring the coastline and walking in the Preseli Hills. I also travelled north where the soft green valleys led to the higher peaks of Snowdonia.
This exhibition has given me the opportunity to revisit the subject matter that played such an important part in my development as an artist. My working practise has gradually evolved over time and this has allowed me to bring something new to the subject matter. These new paintings further explore the strong connection I feel to this rich land.
The paintings will be on display at the gallery by appointment. Please contact the gallery for details. The whole show can also be viewed online at www.artwales.com where the work can also be purchased.