I often paint everyday things, trying to capture something special or distinctive in their very ordinariness. So, many of my subjects are close to hand - on a shelf, in the corner of a room, under a table. It’s not hard to find objects of interest once you start really looking. Usually what catches my attention is the way light falls across a scene, highlighting some aspects, leaving others in shadow. Then I’m looking to bring out certain qualities of a group of objects by framing them in a particular way, so the viewer notices, for example, the fold of a curtain, the edge of a sink or part of a room seen through an open doorway.
I’m a member of Oxford Art Society exhibiting with them and in Oxfordshire Artweeks.