Welcome to my website

Painting has become my vehicle of expressing thoughts, emotions and passions using the poetic, musical and universal visual language of art. 

It has allowed me to discover who I am and find out what I have to say at a subconscious level, where all the genetic knowledge and every experience since early childhood is stored away, waiting to be tapped into.  The subconscious mind is the source of a unique frame of reference because it speaks the language of feeling and symbolism.

The experimental versatility of the acrylic medium has opened up a multitude of pathways to my own personal expression.  I am stimulated by the images created by nature with regard to the earth, water and light.  Natural patterns are revealed by the play of light on the underlying structure of earth and water.  I try to focus on shapes and colour and somehow breathe in the atmosphere of the landscape before me.  

During the painting process, images may be revealed rather than my dictating the direction of the painting.  As the painting progresses, thoughts, ideas, feelings or dreams may be stimulated, which may then be transformed into visual images.  My dialogue with the painting can lead to many transformations, until the work arrives at its destination and is complete.  

The final image, be it abstract or realistic, needs to communicate an idea or an emotion and hopefully the viewer will be able to share and experience this. 

I am also inspired by the beauty of nature and love to capture fleeting moments while painting outdoors and I am an enthusiastic urban sketcher and love to record what I see in my world around me. 

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