Through oil painting I love to express the wonder of the changing face of nature in the places I visit, those locally that I love and am familiar with, and special places visited on holidays. It is the way light at different times of day, different seasons creates a whole new beauty, ever changing and evanescent , that I try to capture. I have abandoned the brush in favor of 'mark making tools' created out of kitchen spatulars, cut up credit cards, old tooth brushes and anything that provides the required mark.
Batik provides a way of working that allows my imagination free reign within the landscape of my mind. These abstract works are both highly personal and yet I consider them also to come from those universal themes that touch all of us in some way.
Praia da Luz beach, the Algarve, Portugal: oil painting.