Artist Statement and Biography
I paint in both oil and pastel. I love the immediacy and brilliance of the pastel medium, and the richness, elasticity and flow of oils. When painting in oils I paint wet-into-wet, and favour impasto rather than a smooth thin surface in my application of paint. My style is painterly so brushwork and gesture are evident, infusing my realist works with a hint of abstraction. I find inspiration in my surroundings. The effects of light on objects and the atmosphere provide contrast, texture, reflections and colour, excitement I capture with my pastels and oils.