I’m drawn to colour, form and expression which makes Abstract Art the perfect style for allowing me to experiment with process and application of colours. This has led to a wide variety of styles within my body of work.
A new canvas, waiting to be brought to life, fills me with excitement; I rarely start with any fixed idea about the ultimate destination for the painting choosing instead to select the colours and let my intuition guide me. I tend to then produce several similar paintings to make a series, but with different colour combinations. I continue with a series until another idea makes itself known to me and I have to pay attention to it.
Inspiration can come from anywhere: skies, clouds, buildings, flowers, space, even theatre and TV studio sets. These are often my starting points but just as often an idea will come through the very act of painting. I tend to build on what colours and shapes I’ve made on the canvas and continue until I’m happy that the painting is finished. My work has been described as powerful, vibrant, emotional, expressive, thoughtful and ‘abstract with purpose’ in that much of it has its roots in reality which I then interpret. I often find that one painting inspires another.
I continue to experiment and develop my practice.