I am a figurative artist who is excited by colour and texture. I spent many years living in Africa and I believe this influenced my art greatly; I remember the warm and vibrant colours of materials, people and life in general. These vibrant colours excite me and inform much of my work whether in oils, acrylic, inks or mixed media.
I paint a variety of subject matter which often dictates the medium I use. I paint flowers often in oils because I can achieve the subtle but rich colours that I love. These paintings are as much about texture and colour relationships as well as visual presence.
I paint village scenes, harbours and houses using coloured ink – these paintings, which are personal memories from my childhood, set up their own narrative, but viewers are invited to make up their own story for the work.
Being selected by BT as an Artist for the Olympic Games has set me a new challenge.
I am constantly striving to make works of art that are beautiful and interesting but nearly always have a narrative.