Mostly (thus far) I have painted in oil and acrylic. But I enjoy other media too. So this (and others like it) I started doing a couple of years ago. I was experimenting with layering up gesso on board for a painting of a tree and was doing it on a dark background, when a friend said, ‘that would look nice on slate’, and instantly I thought of my bits of slate picked up from the beach on holidays by the sea…So this is an example of the result.
All my work; slate drawings, frames, mounts, and assembly. I enjoy making a few frames. I grew up with my dad’s workshop under my bedroom (he was a cabinet maker for a while, then built house extensions/additions), and I like that I’m making a little something with wood, basic though it is.