About My Art
Many of my current paintings are influenced by my earliest years living in a water pumping station in Leatherhead. I was fascinated by the hotchpotch of strange buildings and doors that were closed to my curiosity for my own safety. I am still drawn to the obscurity of historical, unusual or run-down buildings and gateways, and am thus inspired to paint.
I work from black and white photographs which, for me, convey mood, atmosphere and perhaps a hint of a hidden story. I also like recreating images of real places.
Gesso, applied in layers and with various implements, helps to reproduce the textures that captivated me as a child. I use shades of black and white acrylic paint and pastel; acrylic for its boldness or to produce a light wash, and pastel for subtlety and detail.
My paintings are sold mounted and framed.