Our own surroundings are filled with interesting subject matter for painting if one chooses to see them. I look for interesting shapes that have been affected by shades of light, atmospheric mood, and of course, colour. Focusing on landscapes, most of my initial inspiration comes from the mundane rather than postcard-like views. It is how I choose to interpret my subjects that makes them unique.
Colour, or rather the relation between various colours, has always stimulated my artistic reflex. Working in gouache, acrylic and watercolour allows me to experiment with colour combinations, texture, and form, to create artwork that stimulates the senses and charges the subject with a new energy.
As an artist, learning is a life-long activity and honing ones skills through creative experimentation and critical self-analysis ensures an artist’s work remains fresh and true.