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I am a freelance artist. I explore a variety of forms, media and texture in addition to some of the more traditional and 'old style' renaissance painting techniques. I like to combine fun, texture, illusion and atmosphere in my work and find inspiration everywhere.
I was an interior designer for many years and trained as a graphic designer in my youth.
I paint with watercolour on a non-absorbent paper called Yupo. I admit it can be challenging, but I just love the way the paint has to evaporate by various means to work it's magic. It is impossible to treat this material like normal watercolour paper. Without doubt, it can have a mind of it's own.
Inspiration is always from reality although the finished works are often more lyrical and abstract in nature. I like to combine fun, texture, illusion and atmospher in my work and find inspiration everywhere.
I explore textures and media in my work and I look for the multi faceted tones and expressions found in layering and blending. I am also trained in traditional oil painting and portraiture. These two styles of art are completely different and allow for some crossing over of techniques which results in some fascinating and interesting directions.