eI am inspired to create paintings that express my individual and acquired painting ideas. I want to see the paint texture foremost, while simultaneously feeling the colour areas expand out and then recede into space. I introduce textures to slow down my perception so the surface of the canvas appears to undulate .
It is most gratifying when I'm invited to exhibit my large oil paintings in an open gallery space. Out of the studio I get to see the paintings at a greater distance under alternative lighting conditions. Qualities of surface movement and visual space and depth become more obvious and interesting. It has been enlightening for me to see how these paintings create a tangible connection to the moment, and it raises my awareness to the possibilities that lie ahead for me in the studio.
"Talent is given, and there's not a moment to waste, to believe it, to accept it, and to make something of this life. Art doesn't care where you begin, it is a series of new beginnings, that can have surprise endings." Robin Hollingdrake