Sensory perception of the world around us can often be overwhelming and sometimes inexpressible in words. Light, colour, texture and movement all play their part in heightening our awareness and evoking our emotions. I strive to capture this sentiment in my work.
A piece of art, for me, also needs to provide an escape, a fleeting moment of quietude in a hectic world!
Whether completing a landscape, coastal seascape or still life painting, I work mostly in oils using palette knives. I love the versatility, richness of colour and buttery texture of oil paint, and enjoy the ability to create thick textural impasto marks with palette knives.
I do also enjoy the use of soft pastels and watercolour pencils for some smaller works and, in particular, for when working ‘en plein air’ and travelling.