In the solitude of a garden, you can lose or find your soul.


My paintings are built up in layers and transparent glazes are applied to allow light to radiate from within the painting. The process of scraping and wiping down the paint surface, repainting and the subsequent scarring of the canvas becomes a metaphor for life. I feel that my future work is on the verge of becoming neither figurative nor abstract. I am becoming more concerned with the texture of the oil paint on the canvas, I don’t play with lots of different media. I am primarily an oil painter but I do play with colour and glazes. I like to build up a heavy texture, which create a focus of interest and at the same time on the canvas have thin glazes which creates a total emptiness. I sometimes tend to overwork my paintings, the idea that an artist can just do it  is a total myth.


"Pink Magnolias RHS Wisley." Oil on Canvas H 147 x W 114 cm



Detail "Pink Magnolias RHS Wisley." Oil on Canvas H 147 x W 114 cm





"Cherry Blossom RHS Wisley." Oil on Canvas H 97 x W 130 cm



Detail "Cherry Blossom RHS Wisley." Oil on Canvas H 97 x W 130 cm





"Sprig of Cherry Blossom" Oil on Canvas H 80 x W 80 cm



Detail "Sprig of Cherry Blossom" Oil on Canvas H 80 x W 80 cm





Sally Trueman "Charleston in Bloom." Oil on Canvas H 74 x W 61 cm



Detail "Charleston in Bloom." Oil on Canvas H 74 x W 61 cm