Since I left college in 1994 I have been painting or designing cards. In the last few years I have been working on more commercial images which I have very much enjoyed-however something in me clicked and I decided I wanted to get back to painting from the heart .
My new paintings are a celebration of my love of colour, texture and form. I have tackled them with gusto, creating the first few images unsatisfactorily and then almost destroying them to allow me to free up and push them past the point of being something safe to something much more exciting. They are textured, overworked and rubbed and scratched back. Sometimes nothing of the starting image remains visible, I never know what the final image is going to look like until it appears!
I listen to music while I paint, the titles I have chosen are single words taken from the songs that have influenced me whilst in my studio.