My aim is to create affordable original art for people to enjoy in their homes. I seek to create work that allows individuals to be free to interpret and connect with the image in their own unique way; through use of colour, form and expression.
I am inspired by the colours and shapes of the natural world; anything from vast landscapes, seascapes and starscapes, to small details within flowers or plants. I am drawn to water and skies, and cannot put the colour blue down! Natural phenomena such as the Northern Lights and the weather and elements in general also inspire me.
I use oil paints and oil mediums such as cold wax, linseed oil and liquin, sometimes over the top of an acrylic paint layer. I prefer to use palette knives and rags (and sometimes squeegees or random objects) to apply the oils rather than brushes, although I do have an extensive collection of those too and they come in useful on occasion! I like to work both 'wet on wet' (i.e. layering wet paint on wet paint) and 'wet on dry' to achieve different effects on the canvas. I would call my style experimental - and the good thing is that people seem to like the results!