My approach to painting is largely intuitive. I always start with loose charcoal or graphite sketches of a scene or setting that has sparked an emotional connection. More considered compositional drawings are then reworked on a board or canvas. I layer and scrape back the oil pain moving between moments of calm to wild scoring and mark-making whether it is a still life or seascape. My aim underlying the energy is to capture the light and essence of my subject, and create a ‘stillness’ in the finished piece. I am striving to create works with a sense of harmony and radiance reflecting the world around us.
Drawing, Painting, Printmaking