My paintings

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is a painting that speaks.” (Plutarch)

When my formal work becomes a little intense or overwhelming, I take time to immerse in one of my paintings where I can work with more freedom and spontaneity, and the experience is rather like taking a quiet stroll along a sunlit path in the woods…it becomes restorative.

My current paintings are a continuation of my ‘Into the Woods’ series but in a larger format. Each painting is a synthesis of texture and colours inspired by nature.

All nature has a feeling: woods, fields, brooks
Are life eternal; and in silence they
Speak happiness beyond the reach of books;
There’s nothing mortal in them; their decay
Is the green life of change; to pass away
And come again in blooms revivified.
Its birth was heaven, eternal is its stay,
And with the sun and moon shall still abide
Beneath their day and night and heaven wide.

John Clare