I am an artist and I work with pewter and acrylics on canvas.
I create mixed media pieces that I refer to as ‘hanging sculpture’.
I discovered the wonderful world of pewter casting a few years ago, and I now use this material in all my artwork.
Casting in pewter is a great way to work because it lets me control the entire process, from creating an original sculpt to finishing the final product. All my pieces are hand made by me, from start to finish.
The use of pewter dates back thousands of years, when the alloy was used to make drinking cups, plates and bowls. However, it is seeing a renaissance, with more artists and sculptors discovering the versatility of the metal.
I am an experimenter, which is why I love to combine pewter casting with paint on canvas. Mixed media is an underestimated technique that I find liberating. I combine pewter pieces with acrylic on canvas, which I find opens up entirely new expressive opportunities.
I love the juxtaposition between the old and new (pewter and contemporary abstract) and the contrast between solidity and the vulnerable (metal and fluidity of my painting style).
I sell my work as original one-off mixed media pieces. I never run limited editions because I like the idea that my customers have something that is truly unique and original.
I studied fine art photography many years ago and over the years I have produced a large body of photographic work. When moving into digital photography I found something missing. Digital is great, but for me it lacks the personal commitment. Back in the day, when I was working in my own darkroom, producing a print took time, tears and trauma! When a print was finally made it resulted in huge satisfaction. I didn’t get the same kick from digital work, which is why I moved from photography to sculpture and painting. Now, when I produce a piece of work, I know that I have committed a part of ‘me’ into that work.
Please drop me an email if you would like to be kept up-to-date with new pieces or exhibitions of my work. Or, just send an email to say hi.