I am inspired by the natural world around me, in particular, seascapes, landscapes and botanicals. I am best-known for my expressive and somewhat dramatic seascape works that capture the ever-changing light, mood and energy of the Taranaki coastline.
I am compelled to produce an emotional response to a place, rather than an accurate visual record. For the viewer I offer a glimpse into a remembered reality but also hope to invoke memories and own personal interpretations. I take an intuitive approach to my work. My paintings tend to grow by themselves and are as much about the medium, and the process of creation than the final artwork itself. Depending on the subject, and mood I wish to create, the paint effects may be loose, watery and gestural or layered and textured with paint scraped-back or applied lavishly.
Visitors to my open studio can expect to see a range of large and small works in a mix of mediums.
Studio open by appointment outside of the trail.