Painting and Drawing

I work a lot in drawing and painting. I love colour and surface and painting provides a wonderful opportunity to use this. I tend to work in mixed media, using acrylic paint, pastels -both chalk and oil – inks and collage. I often start with a chaotic surface and then gradually work into the piece, imposing some element of control and drawing out the image.

Drawing is very important to me, and often my paintings have their beginnings in my sketchbook drawings (click here). The ideas behind my work vary, but are usually to do with the places people visit or the things they own or value, examining what it is we value as a culture and society.

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