Welcome to my website, I am an abstract impressionist painter and ink sketcher. My work is inspired by my photography whilst out on my shoreline wanders in South-East Hampshire & West Sussex. I started in 2012 and was formerly known as urbansketcher back then, sketching scenes and architecture on location. I run a free to attend sketching group on facebook called Portsmouth & Southsea Sketchers, it's friendly and open to all abilities. My expressive inks and use of watercolour was eventually joined by my love of abstract acrylic paints and I developed my own abstract impressionist style by 2015. This was inspired by my Langstone & Chichester Harbour shoreline wanders. These paintings led me to seek new shores to exhibit my art, which encouraged me to explore new themes and broaden my subject matter. I was accepted to three international and five UK group exhibitions in 2018. This year I have taken a little breather, but I was delighted to be accepted for a group visual art and poetry exhibition in Torquay celebrating our beautiful tidal habitats.
I'm currently spending more time at Farlington Marshes Nature Reserve, where I volunteer as a warden for the Hampshire & IoW Wildlife Trust that manage the site. I check on cattle, fences and talk to the public. I already feel inspired to capture it in my artwork.
Thank you for reading about my work and art processes. In the meantime, do join me on my social media platforms below to see my latest artwork and adventures. Thank you for visiting and don't forget to check out the other pages here on the website too.
2019 'Our Place in the Seven Heavens' Curated by Becky Nuttall at Artizan Gallery in Torquay UK.
2018 '(In)visible' Curated by Atramental at Espacio Gallery in City of London UK.
2018 'Ideal Destinations' Curated by ARTbound at Town Hall in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire UK.
2018 'The Dark Arts' at The Kings Theatre in Portsmouth UK.
2018 'Nostalgia' Curated by Art Number 23 at Municipal Gallery of Piraeus in City of Athens, Greece.
2018 'Bath Life' Summer Exhibition Curated by British Art Salon in City of Bath, Somerset UK.
2018 'Frame of Mind' at Emporium Bar in Portsmouth UK.
2018 'Nostalgia' Curated by Art Number 23 at Misc Arts Center in City of Timisoara, Romania.
2018 'Thresholds' Curated by Gonzo Unit in City of Thessaloniki, Greece.
2016 'Waterfront City' SOLO at Southscene in Portsmouth UK.
2016 'Our Minds are Worlds Apart' at Coastguard Studios in Portsmouth UK.
2015 'Under the Spotlight' at Coastguard Studios in Portsmouth UK.
2014 'Urban Perspective' at Island City Art in Portsmouth UK.