Predominantly a painter of the coast I am constantly drawn to the horizon, where the sea meets sky or where sea meets land, and by the special qualities of light and elemental weather, particularly of the wild and beautiful Cornish coastline where I live. In my painting I like ambiguity of spaces, the way planes appear and disappear, not really fully defined but suggested by a subtle detail or a gesture of the paint, this is at the heart of my practice. Reducing the landscape to subtle, minimal forms, I would like the viewer to see an abstracted essence of land and sea. My process is one of using multiple layers of oil glazes to achieve depth of light and colour, while using the palette knife for added texture and definition. Painting for me is a contemplation of a place, frequently returning to the same location to paint.
I was born in Hong Kong and spent my childhood in the Far East living by the sea which has had a huge influence in my life and work. I moved to Paris in 1990 where I studied at Parsons School of Design. In 1997 I moved to Houston, Texas and studied Fine Art at The Glassell School of Art, the teaching wing of The Museum of Fine Art and exhibited extensively in solo and selected group exhibitions.
I moved to Cornwall in 2014 and took on a studio at Krowji in Redruth. I studied at The Newlyn School of Art completing the fourteen week landscaping course and in 2016 I studied at Falmouth Art School’s Summer Intensives. In 2017 I became an Associate Member of Penwith Gallery in St. Ives and have exhibited in their selected group exhibitions. In 2020 I moved from my studio at Krowji to work from my new studio overlooking Falmouth harbour. My work is in private collections both nationally and internationally.
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