Hi, Thanks for taking the time to look at my work. I have always had a passion for art and find it to be an escape from my everyday life. Funnily enough, everyday life is what gives me the inspiration to paint. My style is predominantly semi-abstract, abstract and in some cases verging on surreal. These styles best allow me the freedom to express my feelings, emotions and beliefs in a creative manner.
The majorities of my works begin with simple charcoal lines and are then continued with acrylic paints. However, I do enjoy the use of a mixture of mediums and my mind is always open to experimentation with new techniques and products. I am passionate about using multiple colours and glazing techniques to create depth and tonal value in my paintings. This is a slow but rewarding process as it gives me the opportunity to assess the painting after each glaze. To me, an art piece should not be rushed or forced. When I begin a piece it is the start of a new journey and I am absorbed in my work, thus time is not a factor.
Although ideas for my paintings come from many different avenues, I believe that in the end my creativity is inspired by personal experiences. One of the most rewarding experiences throughout my creative journey has been the influence of my art teacher and mentor, Donald James Waters, who has consistently encouraged individuality and reminded me to stick to my own journey & be true to myself.