Expressive figurative artist predominately working with oil based medium, charcoal, graphite and water colour on panel, canvass and raw wood trying to capturing the indefinable in my subject matter. As I relax my grip on painting clearly defined images and search instead for essence, something magical happens.
Living creatures, human and otherwise are my subjects of choice. It’s the life essence that interests me, personality, quirkiness, joy, wisdom and vulnerability.
Recently I have moved from exclusively painting people to including creatures into my practise.Ravens come to my Roberts Creek studio most days for a photoshoot and a snack. They have huge personalities and seem enjoy modelling.
I have the good fortune to work in a studio designed and built by the Hansen brothers, Coast builders whose understanding and reverence for wood is exceptional. Both the art and the studio are worth a visit.