Painting is my way into an inner world, a secret
garden of colour and shape.
Painting as a hobby is where it all began and the hobby has now become an
essential part of my life. Flowers are the centre of my focus and their myriad
colours, combined with their delicacy and fleeting nature, are a constant
source of inspiration.
I work from life, or from my own photographs but both are merely a starting
point and many paintings are created from a combination of various images.
Watercolour presents the artist with many unexpected “ accidents” and often
shapes that appear in initial washes become suggested flowers and so a painting often chooses its own path
Over time my work has moved away from botanical accuracy into a more expressive
style and become looser with runs and dribbles becoming part of the process of
creating the image.