I love the process of painting - the challenge of a blank canvas, the feel of the paint on the canvas, watching the interplay of colours as the picture evolves. My subjects are varied: the old world of Europe mixed with the new, the working boats of a working people, portraits of loved ones whether they be people or pets.
I paint en plein air or in studio, from my imagination or my own reference pictures - both are satisfying. Plein air offers many challenges due to the constantly changing light, giving a very narrow window to capture the essence of what you see and how you see it. Sometimes my work is an unintentional mixed media when the wind blows a wet canvas to the ground in the rain.
I give thanks to all those who have guided, taught, critiqued, encouraged and continue to influence me in this pursuit.
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