My style is always evolving; the strong colour and bold strokes have become slightly softer and more abstract – still playing with light and shadow on a black background. I have always used only a palette knife, not brushes. I like the versatility of the knife – it can both sharpen focus and smooth to abstract. I want the viewer to find new parts to the painting as they adjust their viewpoint, almost like turning the pages of a book. The story starts with only a small amount of background detail, enticing the viewer to delve deeper and discover what lies within.
My paintings draw on personal experiences that are a reflection of the visible – landscapes, cityscapes and transport. My ambition is to achieve the perfect balance between realism and artistic expression – find that pitch point by testing the limits of my contemporary style.