Paintings created through a rich tapestry of brushwork, mark making and occasionally collage. A process of building many layers, adding, removing, scrapes, scratches, delicate and bold marks allow a painting to evolve creating a surface which intrigues the viewer to look closer, upon which they are rewarded by the delicate subtlety of quieter, softer details.
Through observation and photography, emotional and sensory responses to the textures, colours and movement in the ever changing environment of the natural world are captured and provide the inspiration.
Working in multiples on canvas or wooden boards paintings begin with layers of fast paced intuitive, explorative, loose brushstokes and marks. As the layers build, the surface evolves and each painting begins to develop its own unique history and identity. Final stages are more considered to bring the painting to a conclusion while taking care to maintain a sense of spontaneity to keep the painting as alive and dynamic as the inspiration behind its creation.