Fine Art | Class of 2020
The coverage in the media of Volcanic Eruptions and extreme weather phenomena in various forms in photo journalism have directly fed into and influenced my work.
I am working in a variety of mediums ranging from acrylics to watercolour and drawings made in inks. I particularly enjoy working on large primed canvases, but have now adapted my practice to work on a smaller scale at home, drawings and painting more on paper due to the current pandemic situation.
I am strongly influenced by practitioners of the Sublime and the way the subject matter of the genre is represented, my main traditional influences are Joseph Wright of Derby and J.M.W Turner and as a modern proponent David Hockney, in particularly his “The Grand Canyon” paintings, some of which I was fortunate to see at the 2017 retrospective at Tate Britain. Their techniques and use of colour have been a great influence on my painting practice.