My art practice is dependent on the integration of artistic elements; colour, texture, line and shape. Painting for me is about experimentation and ‘happy accidents’. I am not so concerned with the exact representation of an image but rather how the paint reacts on the canvas and the effect produced. The paint almost becomes the ‘theme’ itself. The main themes I explore are; floral, landscape and abstract. There is a real physical engagement within my work which allows me to express my painterly qualities.
I work from original photographs and still lifes but mainly enjoy painting from my imagination. I often begin by creating spontaneous marks and from these marks, I build up the paint on the canvas with the use of gestural and instinctive brush strokes. I take inspiration from the world around me; from fabulous countries I have visited, the colour and texture of a flower and simply the mind’s eye!