I work in Acrylics, Oils, Mixed Media and am also a Printmaker. I like colours to be lively, to sing and dance. Sometimes I clash them to make them zing. Beauty is important, to please the eye and uplift the heart Strong shapes and design with heavy textures invite exploration and give added interest. These aspects are the basics of everything I paint, be it landscapes, seascapes, horses, flowers or simply designs. I have no specific influences, everything I see can lead to something.
I studied life drawing and portraiture, and learned from every painting, art form, video, book and web page I've studied. I enjoy tackling different subjects and levels of realism - or not. It's hard to define what captivates me initially, it's just a feeling, an attraction to something. My motivation is to create something that pleases. I don't aim to challenge or confront, I simply hope that the viewer experiences pleasant feelings. To create a feeling of upliftment and cheerfulness is, to me, an achievement.