Hello and welcome to my website.

I am an artist based in Romsey, Hampshire. I have a love of the historical aspects and geography of the United Kingdom - the coastline and old harbours; the ancient ways and hedgerows which criss-cross the land.

Through line, mark-making and colour, I express a sense of this; although my abstract landscape paintings are begun with little thought or intention, rather a series of gestural movements of brush or pallet knife, executed quickly.

As each mark is laid down a further response is summoned. Gradually, layers are built up until at some point a ‘soul’ begins to emerge, when a more considered approach is required: small details are drawn in, edges are blurred or hardened, shapes are refined and small jewels of colour added, while ‘excavations’ into the layers reveal lost treasures.

Best wishes, Vivien.