John Birch Art
I live and work in Gosport which is in the South of Hampshire. I lived in a village for many years and relocated to Gosport to enjoy the Sea and to give me inspiration for my artwork. I love to paint using a combination of flowers and ceramic objects such as jugs and vases. Art has always been part of my life and now in back in the South I am able to work as a full time artist.
I paint mainly with acrylics, many layers are applied in order to build up the work. I like to add texture to the work and the drying time of acrylic paint allows me to do this .I use a variety of tools to scrape back layers or scratch in to the surface to reveal the layers below.
I like to take a lot of photographs and while out walking I sketch the different landscapes,flowers and birds.These together with everyday objects give me the inspiration and the ideas I use in the different pieces of work.I aim to create pieces of work that are bright,colourful and vibrant.