My artwork is inspired by nature and I like to focus on
bringing the outside in. My paintings are highly decorative, however I feel they also serve as a reflection of the beauty
and complexity that nature provides. I like to capture the
essence of a landscape, stylising it and making it my own.
I employ colour, pattern and repetition to portray the layers of foliage and vegetation that can be seen within
My colour palate is governed by my mood and the general feeling I want to create within each painting.
I generally work with analogous colours combinations because I feel they best reflect the natural harmony of nature, the subtle warm or cool changes of the seasons
and foliage provide endless inspiration. However, I am not afraid of colour and I often experiment with combinations that are not usually traditionally associated with nature and landscapes.
I work spontaneously and rarely begin with a set plan in mind. I let each painting evolve intuitively as I build each layer of paint.
Are you an early riser or a night owl?
Absolute night owl, I don’t do mornings, ever.
Picasso or Monet?
Probably a “Monet”, Picasso is a bit too abstract for me (laughs). I prefer the impressionistic look of Monet’s work.
Mona or Moma?
That’s a tricky one, i’m more inspired by classic artwork
than modern art, so I’d have to say Moma.
Oil or Acrylic?
Mostly acrylic however I do paint in oil as well. It just
depends on what I feel like doing at the time.
Paper or canvas?
I paint on both, the majority of the time I paint on canvas but I do enjoy painting on paper in terms of smaller artworks.
Brush or palette knife?
Pencil draft or freestyle?
Totally freestyle, I like it to be a lot looser and more expressive, I find if I sketch it out too detailed first it
will be too detailed.
Music or silence?
Definitely music, I’ve usually got music going when I’m painting, because I guess it does inspire me.
Primary or complementary colours?
I’m definitely drawn to complementary colours, not extremely complimentary, but I do enjoy fauvism.
Impressionism or Expressionism?
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