Animals & Birds
My favourite subjects to draw or paint are animals and birds. I like to paint in acrylic for the more lively characters or for the more relaxed, tranquil subject I prefer to use charcoal and pastel. There is nothing better than to see these animals or birds emerge and come to life in front of your very eyes. The feeling I get as I capture their individual characters is priceless.
My flower paintings are created using either acrylic, oil or watercolour paint. I use acrylics to capture the vivid colours and liveliness of a more tropical looking flower. For the sophisticated and delicate flowers such as the rose I feel that watercolour is most adequate to capture the romantic feel. For the softer more romantic image I have opted for oils.
Landscapes & Seascapes
My scenes are either painted in acrylic or oil in order for me to create the textures and colours needed to capture the ambience, sights and sounds of the location. My first oil paintings are of land or sea scapes so this is a particularly poignant collection within my portfolio of work and one of varied styles.
Figurative & Portraiture
My figurative pieces are mainly painted in oil. This is a new venture for me. I have always shielded away from the figurative form but more recently alongside the introduction of oils to my art repertoire, I have become more interested in the human form. This study begins with the figures in silhouette against lovely bright backdrops and will hopefully develop into more detail works.
Abstract & Still Life
My abstracts are the more experimental of my pieces of art and this is where I like to experiment with mix media. The images are determined by my mood at the time of painting and therefore the colours and application of the paint reflects my thoughts and influences at that time. My still life paintings are more controlled, yet the composition of the pieces allow me to be a bit more creative and unusual to add more interest.
Illustration & Surrealism
Welcome to my world of imagination. These images are things which appear in my head. I sketch the visions down first, ready to paint later. I use watercolour for my surreal pieces of art as i feel that this is the ideal media to capture the whimsical, floaty feel of the dream like images. Painting my visions allow me to make my stories come to life. You as the viewer are invited to follow me into a world of magic and mystery and make your own stories come to life ......