Artist Statement

My paintings are inspired by remembered places, scenes and landscapes
My paintings are inspired by my daily interactions with nature from examining shapes of moss and lichen on rocks to the vastness of lakes and skies which provide the inspiration for the shapes and colours that appear my work.
I often begin painting by quickly building thin washes of colour, drawing back into the work with charcoal and other media. I use a palette knife to apply oil and cold wax, working intuitively, building and removing layers to reveal other colours beneath. The final result is created by contrasting surface textures with translucent colour glazes, the paintings resulting in a harmonious quality, like that of the remembered landscapes which inspired them.
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