I have lived in Sussex all my life, and have long since had a love of the natural world, and the physical shape of the landscape. I studied Art throughout school and college, and painting was always something I returned to on holidays home from university, where I gained a degree in Physical Geography from Exeter. Inspired by Sussex and the South Downs around my home, I felt compelled to start painting these scenes I was so familiar with. Working in oils has always been my favourite medium, and I have recently begun painting alla prima. I love portraying the scarp slopes and chalk paths of the Sussex Downs, and strive to portray an element of depth and distance in each scene.
My paintings begin by sketching out a scene that I have photographed. I then prime the canvas with a liquid white paint and begin adding oil colours, working top down on the canvas. I enjoy painting the changing seasons and the different landscapes that come with them, and hope to continue capturing the Downs at their best.