In my paintings I aim to capture the essence of the object whether it is a still life or a portrait. My paintings take time and I enjoy the quietness, stillness and the meditative nature of the process. I have studied the renaissance style of painting and I particularly enjoy painting with oils as the colours are rich and the paint can be readily manipulated. I am interested in the relationships between colour, line and tone. I aim to create a mood and like to focus on the beauty in everyday objects and paint them with grace and sensitivity.
My more recent still life paintings have a landscape quality in combination with the detailed object. In the background the brushstrokes are loose providing a surreal atmosphere. I work to develop paintings that are thoughtful and inspired. My goal as an artist is to continue growing and developing my techniques whilst being inspired by nature and those around me. I aim to produce tasteful and authentic artwork.