My work often has a mythical and imaginative dimension. Colour is symbolic. I work with mixed media including oil, acrylic, spray paints and pastels. I enjoy experimenting with different media and techniques to create a variety of textures and to explore a single theme. A few years ago, I became interested in producing digital drawings and paintings – working from both observation and imagination. Working digitally has opened a new world of mark making, texture and colour. It has encouraged me to explore new themes and further develop those that have been close to my heart from the beginning.
My work starts with collecting information, by looking, observing closely, thinking, and imagining. I record these observations with photographs, notes, small drawings, ideas about the meaning. I can then develop work from the information I have collected and the ideas I have taken note of. Thinking about the meaning and perhaps the story I want to express.