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Welcome

I specialise in painting abstract expressionist work, using colour, form, and texture to create balanced compositions. The resulting abstract image may have had it's origin in remembered landscape, journey, or destination. The painting may be a response to a feeling at some time, or in some situation.
My aim is to create work that appeals to our visual senses, balancing form and colour in a way that attracts the viewer's attention, and perhaps holds their gaze long enough to allow them to engage with the painted surface.
I want my paintings to be uplifting, perhaps mood changing, and of course colourful.


Attributed to Ruskin:
‘While form is absolute… colour is wholly relative. Every hue throughout your work is altered by every touch that you add in other places… In all the best arrangements of colour, the delight occasioned by their mode of succession is entirely inexplicable. Nor can it be reasoned about. We like it, just as we like an air in music, but cannot reason any refractory person into liking it if they do not. And yet there’s distinctly a right and a wrong in it, and a good taste and a bad taste respecting it, as also in music.’