I love painting, and love teaching it.  I love colour. I love design – in print, architecture and interiors.

I’m essentially self-taught, and have a good work ethic combined with endless creativity and imagination, so am able to paint in any style I choose.

As a painter, colour is my best friend. A hue on its own is thrilling to experience – physically and symbolically – but it’s colour in relationship that excites me most. The creative process is an intuitive conversation, whereby I set out not knowing the end result: elements are buried, excavated and layered, paint viscosity is explored, and surfaces are impressed and scratched. A painting is finished when the playful dialogue stops.

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