Mixed media on canvas
1000 x 1000 mm
My paintings are a combination of real life, images I capture, and my imagination. I paint intuitively, producing work that is varied and surprising. I enjoy experimenting with texture, colour and paint, and learning new techniques.
I mainly work with acrylics, and a variety of grounds and mediums to add interest and depth. While the brush features, I enjoy using a variety of tools. My style is constantly evolving and changing as new ideas emerge.
Painting gives me the satisfaction of creating balance and vibrancy, colour and form. I am fascinated by birds, trees and the changing colour of the seasons. Often an idea is presented to me by nature, leading to a series of paintings exploring this theme. While I find inspiration in the rolling green and treed Waikato landscape, I am also inspired by the Coromandel Peninsula where I spend many weekends and holidays.