Born in the UK, moved to Australia in 1974 and settling in SA, eventually moving to Goolwa in 2002.
I have always as long as I can remember enjoyed painting and drawing. After working in oils and acrylics for a number of years I discovered the joys and unpredictability of watercolour. The paint almost seems alive as it moves, mixes and changes on the paper in front of your eyes. You let it do its own thing as much as possible and that can lead to some happy accidents.
Perhaps only another watercolour painter will understand what I am talking about when I say that.
I try to convey to someone looking at my work an emotion. Passion, tranquillity, tension, drama. The painting has to say something to the viewer.
I am mainly self-taught although I have attended numerus courses during my painting career and the one thing about painting is you are always learning. Trying to find better ways to do things, not being too precious about your work. You have to take risks, sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t.