My work is a record of my life – told through the stories of travel, love and my experiences in the environment that surrounds me daily. Characteristic touchstones of the neighbourhood, historic buildings and emotionally significant settings trigger my inspiration; by capturing them with paint on canvas, I can preserve and continue that relationship as I share it with others.
Layers of oil offer me the freedom to control my process, as I adjust the colours and values in a piece. Because I tend to work on location, in front of my subject, I can take in all senses of the atmosphere; including the tonal changes as the sun passes overhead throughout the day. The living breathing world around me affects my own interpretation, in hand representing itself in my painting. This is my personal creative journey, on canvas.
Painting – Oil