|My commissioned portraits reflect my interest in colour and light. I believe drawing is a fundamental activity and, as such it, underpins my work that is figurative. My portrait and figurative work is built on anatomical accuracy. As a portrait artist, each portrait that I painted must reveal something original about the sitter. I want my painting to resonate with the presence of the individual, so I need to understand the sitter's fundamental nature before I can translate that into a painting or drawing. If it is a copy of a painting then I try to capture the light, movement or the emotion in the original painting.
My own non-commissioned oil paintings reflect a mixture of realism, abstraction and light. These oil paintings are multi-layered with strong dramatic brushstrokes that gives them texture; the paint is built up slowly, at differing depths, and on several planes. Each piece can seem to have several meanings, which may be interpreted in different ways by individual viewers. Often my artwork is based around a theme, resulting in several related paintings. All of my paintings involve a sense of light and movement