Once upon a time….
As a child I was taken on many trips to stately homes and remember being fascinated by the grandeur and scale of the rooms. To this day, my memories of looking up at the ornate plaster work and crystal chandeliers twinkling in the sunlight has made a lasting impressions on me. I am still thrilled by the ‘out of this world’ experience upon entering a grand house and travelling back to a bygone time.
I like to discover the history of a place through its shapes and forms; ranging from copper and ceramic statues and fixtures, to the rich architectural wood and marble carvings on doors and chairs.
These I sketch and arrange into dramatic compositions and finally enjoy either painting in water colour or rendering in Graphite pencil.
Over the past year I have completed a series of paintings based upon visits to local historic buildings such as Basildon Park, Greys Court and Stonor Park.