My work starts with carefully observation, using photography and sketches. Through the expression of my visual language of lines and shapes I record what I see and feel.
The colours, textures and patterns found in nature inform choices of palette and substrate. I combine materials that are most suitable for expressing the subject matter for a piece or series of paintings.
I like to use standard and non-standard tools on both my paintings on canvas or wood panel and works on paper. Often, they can be stones, rocks, twigs, seed heads that I've collected whilst on walks or ones I'm experimenting with in the studio such as kitchen and diy tools, for example pastry brushes, skewers, bowl scrapers, plastering smoothing tools and screws. I use solvent and scratch between the layers of paint revealing what has been laid down earlier and the history of the work. Glazes of colour are applied to develop the surface and create complexity in the images.
My imagination and memory informing the development of the painting.
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