My work shows the
traditional language of painting: composition, colour, space, shape and mark
making. The inspiration often derives from something seen, and is then
re-interpreted through the imagination - thus the references to water, flowers
or light in the titles.
I develop the paintings intuitively according to my mood and what each one seems
to demand - it may be calm, relaxed, restless or dynamic. I enjoy using colour,
and I think this is reflected in my work. Any emotion communicated must be
created entirely through the medium which I use as purely as possible. Many
pictures have been created only with marks and colour, but in other cases, I
have introduced more structure by using geometric shapes.
My preferred medium when working on paper is watercolour because of its delicate
transparency. Sometimes I add pastel to extend the range of marks, which
contrast with or blend into the background.
These pictures should be enjoyed for what they are - like pieces of music.
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