Under my painting name of Rosebay, I make big, bold canvases celebrating the unsung corners of the natural world.
I take a small area – a patch of rock or tree bark, or a weed-grown piece of land – and let it become a whole landscape in its own right.
For guidance, I use photographs, my memory and a great deal of artistic licence, often changing the composition quite drastically.
I stylise shapes, sometimes to the point where they become semi-abstract. Colours are taken at least one step beyond reality – usually several!
My inspirations are many and include pop art, graffiti art, cartography, Art Nouveau and folk art motifs. Before taking up painting I was a laboratory technician for many years, and knowledge of biological structures definitely plays a part in my work.
I use refillable acrylic marker pens because they enable a direct approach and work well with large canvases.
Occasionally I paint in a slightly different style, piecing together various aspects of a scene and adding more abstract shapes and images. These are based around one or more circles and have a dreamlike, contemplative mood.
Recently I have also tried my hand at more traditional macro-landscapes, finding particular inspiration in trees in their autumn colours.
Acrylic marker on canvas
20” x 20”
Toilet facilities available - down a set of steps
Cash and Credit cards accepted
Indicative Price Point: £-£££
Tel: 07561 318482
23 Castlegate, Malton. YO17 7DP
Further instructions: Off Church Hill, Malton. Go down path between Yorkshire Housing homes (these have YH on their parking spaces) and a fenced-off area. Look for the black gate numbered 23.