I am more than happy to answer any questions that you may have, however here are the questions I am most frequently asked. For any other questions, please contact me using the form below.
I am always happy to welcome you to my studio to have a look around at the work in progress and currently available, by appointment. I can also do a ‘video tour’ if you are unable to visit.
Gallery shows and open days are listed in ‘Events’.
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I don’t currently sell prints of my paintings, sorry.
At the moment I am concentrating on my own work, and although this may be something I will consider in future, it’s not something I’m actively planning at present. If you think you might be interested, make sure you sign up to my newsletter to be the first to receive news of any planned workshops.
This is an interesting question! In short, yes, I do, kind of… As I paint intuitive, abstract art it’s difficult for me to paint exactly what a client might have in mind as often I don’t know what is going to emerge on the canvas until I start to paint. However, if you have a particular requirement for a certain size, or colour palette or for example would like to offer a poem or quote that is meaningful to you as a starting point, I am always happy to discuss the possibilities, with no commitment on your part.
I accept cash if I am delivering the painting to you locally, or if you can collect. I accept bank transfer and you can also pay by PayPal. Sales at my Studio and at galleries and shows can be made using credit cards.
It depends- most large canvases come unframed, to keep weight and shipping costs down (and because they look perfect unframed.) If I think a frame will add to the overall look, I can arrange for this. Some of my work on board or canvas is framed in a box frame and unglazed. Works on paper are framed and glazed, with a wide double mount and simple white painted frame. I work closely with a local framer and can advise on pricing and options if you have a particular style or colour of frame in mind.
Most of my paintings are large and require a serious amount of packaging. If they are being sent by courier or post I use a number of professionally tried and tested protective methods to ensure the surface and corners are not damaged, protecting your investment (and mine). I don’t skimp on cardboard, bubble wrap and packing tape but I try and use environmentally sound packaging (even though this sometimes costs a tiny bit more.) If you are close to Chepstow I will often deliver.
Postage and packaging costs are normally the responsibility of the purchaser but I will always be happy to give a quote for this. Shipping work internationally following Brexit is a bit of an unknown so I will advise on that as the need arises!
Many of my paintings are made with acrylic paint, either on canvas, paper or on cradled birch board. To add texture and detail I use oil and chalk pastel, pencils, charcoal, and any manner of mark making implement; twigs, feathers and fingers included. Collage often plays a part in the early layers of a painting. Recently I have been experimenting with oil paint and cold wax medium, which allows me to explore the colour, texture and layering opportunities that I love. I’m also spending more time revisiting photography, and playing with new ways to incorporate the digital medium into my analogue art practice.