My paintings are created on large surfaces of canvas or panel, covered with a combination of acrylic and oil paints. I start by painting a muted
colour textural background, then conceptualize my ideas from a collection of sketches I’ve gathered in journals of vistas I love, or from photos I’ve taken of beautiful cloud formations. I always have an abundance of natural barks and grasses as a reference to interpret
colours that closely resemble the truth. I use my large brushes to rough in my vision and then finish with fine detailing ones.
I often find my artistic development through my children and through teaching others to paint. Children are such great observers and love to spend time examining nature’s most minute details.
While I’m very interested in abstract painting and often go through abstract phases, my greatest enjoyment comes from expressing nature through my art.