I was born in Northumberland in 1973, and spent most of my childhood in the North East of England. From a very early age I had shown a natural ability to draw and paint. I excelled in art-related subjects, always gaining top grades throughout school and college.
About my work I have painted professionally for 18 years. It is a passion inspired by the mood and light of the environment that surrounds me here in Cornwall. For a number of years my work would be painted in more of a traditional manner, of which I continue to do so today. I still enjoy painting in this style but found the urge to explore and experiment further.
For the past 12 years my work has evolved and has taken on more of a semi-abstract role inspired from the cubist art movement, one of the most significant art movements of the twentieth century. A painting style that has always intrigued me. Cubist founders Picasso and Braque reduced their subjects to basic geometric forms, rejecting the traditional philosophy that art should copy nature. I have studied this form and adapted the style to suit the environment I find myself in. I produce my work in many mediums but prefer acrylics or oils for their strength of colour and versatility using a limited palette. Subjects to include are land/seascapes, architecture, and figurative.
My paintings have been sold internationally and my work has been added to many private collections.
Painting workshops from my studio -
Old Cattle Market car park, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7NE
Cornwall Art Studio in Wadebridge offers a variety of workshops in our dedicated art
studio. Our light, airy studio provides a friendly creative environment.
Whether you are a beginner, or a more experienced artist, you will be able to work at your own pace with the level of support that you require.
Come along and enjoy our Art Workshops. You will paint your own canvas with the guidance of a practising artist Tracey Hunter, who will provide on the spot demonstrations throughout the session.