I am an expressive, intuitive abstract painter working mainly with oil paint, cold wax media and oil sticks. The painting process intrigues and inspires me. I love experimenting with colour and gestural mark making.
My process starts with a simple composition sketch, a limited palette of colours to create harmony and then a random loose underpainting to hide the white surface. I build up many layers responding to the bold gestural marks I make. These can be fine detailed marks or big gestural ones. I try to not to be analytical and allow my intuition to rule. At some point I feel the painting resolving; there is the right balance and variation between all the elements of tone, detail, colour contrast, harmony shapes and lines.
Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia, is my home, overlooking the beautiful Derwent River.Connect with me