There’s a randomness to what I paint. Particular subjects grab my attention and a whole series of work can emerge. For me painting is an act of discovery, an exploration of something that has caught my attention. The unexpected can happen, it’s exciting, tantalising.
I paint mostly in oils and love the texture, smell, the feel and the versatility of the medium. I work in an energetic, intuitive, experimental and spontaneous way using my fingers, hands, brushes, rags and anything else that will make a creative mark. I am fascinated and seduced by colour.
Sometimes I paint from studies and photos made on location, finishing the work in the studio other times it is from an idea or memory. I occasionally work on a commission but generally I paint for myself. I need to be creative, it satisfies me and gives me joy.