I am predominantly an oil painter. The human figure is one of my main sources of inspiration.
I facilitate Life Drawing sessions once a week in Grafton. A strong drawing will form the bones of a good painting therefore most of my time is dedicated to this discipline. My paintings develop from a deep emotional state, whether from current situations or something from the past. I have a very strong connection to the land & a love of animals, this reflects in my art. I don't always have a preconceived idea of what I want to paint. I start by drawing in charcoal, making marks & gestures. I continue to develop the process by drawing & painting & eliminating, that's when the ideas start to present themselves & a narrative begins to emerge. Social & political issues do influence my work from time to time. When I paint I concentrate only on my own aesthetics & what I want to convey. All the time maintaining the spontaneity & movement to eventually tell a story with energy, expression & emotion.