WHY AND WHAT I PAINT?
I believe a painting must “tell a story”, one that is satisfying to the creator and engaging to the viewer. I love painting Africa! Its wildlife, birds and sun drenched landscape.
I have a graphic arts background and underlining all my work is the ability to draw well. Being a realist at heart my paintings always have a representative aspect to them. Painting in an impressionistic style I love abstract patterns, shapes and design elements to permeate the canvas. I do not attempt to create a realistic representation of a subject, I prefer to edit out the details and distill the scene into essential patterns of light and dark allowing the viewers imagination to take over. In this way the observer engages with the work.
At the end of the day I believe my art to be an expression of my passion for life.