I paint mostly still life with fruit, flowers, ceramics, patterned fabrics and various domestic objects in still, calm interiors. I love the character of different flowers and the unique feeling they can create in a space; the strong structures and sometimes the sheer joyfulness of their appearance. Although I often use the same shallow format, I like the different possibilities of the still life; using evocative objects and arranging the background colours in various ways - sometimes they can be quite abstract.
Landscapes are based on holidays and visits - mainly to North Wales and Cornwall - but are similarly concerned with a feeling of quiet and peace. My aim is to simply produce paintings which are as beautiful as I can make them, hopefully conveying a strong sense of atmosphere and place with a slightly 'other-worldly' feel.
My colours range from the subtle, with close tones, to strong and decorative. I usually use a strong base colour, which I allow to show through in places; this gives many of the paintings quite a jewel-like feel. They are quite feminine paintings but they definitely have strength that comes from the boldness of the drawing.
"Many of my paintings are still-lives with flowers and various domestic objects in still, calm interiors. I hope to convey the character of different flowers and the unique feeling they can create in a space; the strong structures and often the sheer joyfulness of their appearance. Portrait/figure paintings are likewise an attempt to capture quiet transitory moments; recording a moment of childhood or the unique shape of a body or face before it changes forever."