I had a wonderful teacher who taught me that no matter how technically good an artist is, if they do not paint from the heart and soul, they said nothing. I paint because I have to, and from the heart, but I expect my paintings to say that of me; only my peers can be my judge.
My medium is unique, developed over many years. I use powder pigments and solvents and bake them onto aluminium,(mainly for speed of drying)or, occasionally, glass. I use fluid mixes which need high levels of control; for more figurative work I thicken the medium, which makes it easier to work. I love experimenting.
I live in a small English village with 4 beautiful young burmese cats. I like to walk, work out, garden, engage with nature, and I study a range of subjects. Mythology has been a life long love, and very often my paintings are about elemental forces as represented by the gods.
Poetry often supplies me with ideas, and it will be apparent to anyone looking at my work that I love Yeats!
Future Shows: Currently selling through Project Art, www.projectart.co.uk; Tel +44 (0)20 7386 0040)
Selling through Cambridge Open Studios; second and third weekends in July.
Selling through www.liamelia.com