I have been painting for most of my life but have only managed to devote serious time to this passion over the last 15 years. It has been an interesting time learning and researching the many different methods and processes that go into making the final piece of art.
My work tends to lean toward the surreal. I want to portray the image that I see in my mind rather than reproduce the image that we all can see. I want to view the image from a different perspective, a view of what could be or might be if we relax the need for exact reproduction.
Colour is area that I like to corrupt for artistic effect. What if the image was mono tone or in an extreme tonal range that cannot be seen but only imagined.
My work is created on canvas, linen or paper using oil and occasionally acrylic paints. I also produce limited edition works which are then framed and with a hand engraved glass to accentuate parts of the base image which offers a third dimension which can also be lit from within the frame itself to illuminate the engraving.
I hope you enjoy the images that are within this site…. What you see and how you interpret the image is down to you. I don’t like to be lead by a panel of text telling me what to think, I prefer to accept the feeling that the image creates within me.
Please feel free to email or leave a comment with any thoughts.