My drive to paint is about wanting to capture and share moments experienced in the outdoors. Whatever season, time of day or weather it is, my relationship with the land is always positive, hence my desire to represent in my paintings the colours that are evident to me. Working with moulding the landscape to creatively handle the rainfall that hits our city and hinterland is my day job. I am a late starting self-taught artist – building a studio space at the bottom of the garden has allowed me to squeeze in time to learn my craft.
I am continually exploring the idea of minimising my oil painting strokes and building interest in how the paint is applied and worked. I am inspired by the methods of painters from the original Canadian impressionists such as Tom Thomson to impressionists of today – Erin Hanson, Richard Long and Hester Berry. I enjoy the opportunity to produce works that allow the onlooker to gain pleasure from entering into the scene and completing it in their minds.