I feel that my paintings are a reflection of my inner self, interests, life experiences and beliefs.
Creating my garden has been an exciting challenge, so many of my paintings naturally portray my interest in garden design and conservation as seen in the painting ‘Water Plants’. I tend to paint in acrylics, oil and collage materials to represent my impressions of plants in different seasons. People see images within the paintings that add interesting and imaginative views to the pictures.
As I have been involved in music all my life, I have enjoyed creating paintings relating to one of my favourite operas, Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’. The different tones of yellow and green represent the vibrant colours seen in the forest and mysterious images seemed to appear as I worked on the paintings so giving a feeling of depth and maybe unseen dangers.
I have always been fascinated by the unique characters and emotions of human beings, so I have aimed to portray these different qualities in my portrait paintings.
I find it difficult to put my art into an ‘ism’ because, like life, you go through different stages of development but I just know I love this means of creativity.
IMPRESSIONS OF A SUMMER FLOWER BED oil on canvas