Statement

My paintings are inspired by the by the changing colours of the seasons and the landscapes around me. Turbulent skies and seascapes have recently been the basis of inspiration for my artwork. My paintings reflect feeling and emotion; my techniques alternating between using texture and layering washes of colour to create mood and atmosphere through my art. I prefer to use a palette knife over a brush, allowing more freedom in my painting style, and on the painting surface itself. Each piece evolves as an exploration of subject matter and techniques coincide. Painting predominantly in oils, I introduce wax and alkyd mediums to pursue new methods and finishes in my works. My finished pieces are said to have a distinctive mood, often said to leave one feeling calm and relaxed.