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I am a painter, based in Kent, the Garden of England.

Working primarily in oil paint, I study classical oil painting techniques  and work these into my own art practice.

My blog – On the easel – shares what I’m working on, techniques used and the thinking behind it.

You can see some of my work on the Gallery page which displays my Instagram feed. Here I share my oil painting and also my hobby work in pastels and other mixed media.

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Circe

On the easel: An oil painting of Circe, a goddess in Greek mythology Circe, by Lorraine Hawkins (a work in progress) I think a good way to learn your craft is to emulate how others do it, and see how your own style emerges through and beyond that. Whilst browsing for paintings that I could …

Allegri: Miserere

On the easel: from an album cover I discovered on Spotify I suffer with the never-ending desire to paint things, and I suppose like most artists I’m never satisfied with what I paint, but that makes me keep learning. I have hundreds of pictures and cut-outs that I’ve saved over time thinking – I can …

Bio

I have been Head of Digital for a charity for the past ten years which is a very creative role working on websites, digital design and photography. I work four days per week and spend my time outside of work turning to the traditional art of painting.

I hold occasional workshops helping people to develop their creativity and plan more of these for late 2020 when I complete my Diploma.

2017 – present Member of Ashford Visual Artists

2010: Masters Degree in Creative Media Arts – London South Bank University.

2017: Intensive Skills – Norfolk Painting School

2018: Kinner on: Skies – Norfolk Painting School

2019: Oil Painting Diploma – Norfolk Painting School