The play of light on form that turns the common into the extraordinary is what inspires my work. Painting knives and buttery oil paints are used to create broad strokes of colour that make the viewer want to lean in closer to see or to reach out and touch the texture of the surface, which is almost sculptural.
Water always has its appeal and I enjoy the challenge of creating that shifting, reflective surface, especially in an impressionist technique. The clean lines of traditionally built wooden boats, wharves and rocks contrasting against the fluid background capture my imagination and fuel my knowledge with colour and movement.
I let impressionism and abstraction lead when necessary and at other times, I pull in with tight, representational detail. I grant myself permission to experiment, to be creative and to be myself.