'Flagpole, St. James Green' 2013 (sold)
I was born in Southwold in 1968, on the northern edge of town that borders Easton Marshes, just a short walk from the sea.
I was a foreman brick-maker at a traditional brickworks at South Cove for 3 years before attending Lowestoft Art School (1990-92) and Manchester Metropolitan University (1992-95). After graduating in 1995 I began to produce drawings and paintings in mixed media for exhibiting. I continued the theme of my Degree Show which was a portrayal of the East Anglian coastline, including parts of my family history and its relationship with the sea through several generations. In 2003 I gave up my part-time post at Lowestoft College to further my painting career.
Working in mixed media my current paintings are a direct response to my interest in unusual compositions and viewpoints and the placement of sometimes ordinary objects and buildings within them. I often explore the juxtaposition of large open skies with strands of finely detailed horizons which epitomizes the ancient and ever changing East Anglian landscape of sea and salt-marsh.
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