In my practice I explore my connection to the place that I call home. The change of the seasons, the cycles and rhythms of the land and the ebb and flow of the tides are for me symbols of life’s transitions, reminding me that our lives are a work in progress that unfolds over time.
I paint mainly in acrylic which I love for its immediacy and vibrant colour. It is beautifully suited to plein air painting, which is an influential part of my practice. I often follow the time honoured tradition of translating the smaller plein air pieces into larger acrylic abstracted landscape works.
I have also found the unique properties of encaustic painting to be very appropriate for work which relies on nature as a source of inspiration. By fusing the translucent and fluid properties of the pigmented beeswax with the tactile elements of the landscape, I consider the individuality of place as I merge my personal story with that of the larger world.