I paint in an impressionistic figurative way about what I see. I respond to our visually exciting environment and am impressed with so much of interest, but I will also actively seek out sources relating to something I am exploring.
Sketching records my initial impression, a very important springboard that begins the development through to an acrylic painting in its own right. The painting is continually questioned and changes occur, small and large scale. I like to leave some evidence of under painting, this helps enliven the composition and shows some of the journey a painting undertakes.
When I paint on site then the piece lives as an intuitive record which is quite quickly produced in acrylic which is a brilliant and fast drying medium.