Influenced by Etruscan and Byzantine art, Roman mosaics and frescoes, medieval stained glass, rock art and cave paintings my works have evolved to be bordering on the abstract, yet representation is always present in them. The simplicity of the shapes in my works are a contrast to the texture and colour I use to achieve a look of aged and distressed patina, peeling frescoes, roughly adorned rock walls and ancient statues and artworks.
Concepts for my paintings can come quickly, or may take many months to become clear. I sketch from life constantly, and usually commence a piece using lines taken from these sketches.
I especially like to work on paper using liquid mediums, mainly watercolour or ink, incorporating other materials such as pigment, collage, pastel and gold leaf, if the painting needs it.
While the world around me provides the subject, I respond by using colour and texture to create an image that depicts the real, yet shows that it can be an illusion of reality.