I feel like artwork is something inside me that needs to get out. My mission is to engage in that process as fully as possible. Each painting is a new journey and experience.
I want to produce something beautiful with a mood that makes someone feel something.
I love this area and am inspired by local scenery in interesting light - early morning, dusk, frost, etc.
This is also coloured by whatever is happening in my personal life at the time… each painting is often linked to a person.
For portraits, I find people (and animals) genuinely fascinating and love to try and capture their spirit.
I have primarily used acrylics, but recently started to use oils.
I use layers to build up form and atmosphere and like to work instinctively with a variety of mark making.