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I enjoy painting in oils, still lives often of familiar and loved objects, and giving them a second life.
Landscapes too, which I first sketch, often several times, then paint in the studio. In this way I can choose my own palette and therefore the mood and character of the painting.
My aim is to capture the essence of the scene that I have found visually exciting. The composition, structure, markmaking, modulated shades of colour and tone and only an occasional area of detail are what I need. I find omitting detail makes the work far stronger.
Colour, form and brushmarks are of prime importance to me.