I am self taught . My happiest day is when I'm in the studio painting and I forget the time, then what day it is and if I'm really lucky even the month of the year slips away.
I work mainly in oils on canvas or linen but I can also work in pastel on various paper finishes . I can also work in charcoal or coloured chalks
I am inspired by live performance -art, stage, music or sport and I like to consider the production of a piece of art as a live performance which helps to create a sense of immediacy. I like to try to select a recording of a particular live music performance which I feel is in keeping with each portrait and listen to this while I paint.