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In a response to the atmospheric, wild moorlands of the peak district just minutes from the studio door these paintings  are inspired by the oils themselves as much as the gift of the fabulous surrounding landscape.


These are the start of a series of work that explores the medium of oil paint, its limitations and its potential. Tools and techniques have been devised to capture the constantly changing moment with a decisive energy to express the ever moving evasive light on the moors. Full of shadows and references to the felt, lines, gesture, texture and markmaking coalesce to evoke memories, emotion and the felt environment.


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