My paintings are inspired by nature and her moods. Rather than reproduce a landscape, I take what I see into my own psyche and create many layers of underpainting on each canvas until the final image emerges bringing into being nuances of color. I want the on looker to have a sense of serenity and the opportunity to experience their own personal landscapes, both physical and emotional.
Acrylics are especially suited to my technique because of the speed with which images can emerge, be washed away and rapidly be brought forth again with new resonance.
I was born in Yorkshire, England and have lived in Scotland and Alaska, where I attended University of Alaska Anchorage for art and for the past nine years work out of my studio in Winter Street Studios, Houston.