I paint because I feel a natural need to do so. The task of capturing a visual interpretation of what I see inspires me. Painting helps to improve my feeling of wellbeing, which I try to convey through my work to those who view it.
The excitement of “the chase” of portraying a scene - the design, colour, values, harmony & atmosphere, makes me want to paint.
I paint using watercolour, oil or acrylic and within my work I try to capture the interaction of light, colour & atmosphere with the subject matter. I use a combination of location sketches & photographs, as reference for my paintings. I primarily paint urban scenes (including those which demonstrate Liverpool’s maritime history), landscapes & coastal views.