When I began painting, I chose watercolour because I loved how it could create a mood and atmosphere. I painted perceptually and often outdoors. I hoped the viewer would be reminded of a place they had enjoyed, and could connect with the location. Landscapes were my favourite subjects. I learned the rules, techniques and gimmicks and applied them to achieve what I was looking at.
Then I discovered it was a lot more fun to break the rules. That's when my excitement exploded! Now I paint conceptually. Design, shapes and colours is what I enjoy discovering. Now the challenge is to have the viewer feel the emotion that Nature's beauty and strength has stirred in me. As I abstract the landscape, other non existing shapes evolve. I enjoy using hard edges, geometric shapes and intense colours. Nature can be strong and beautiful, and I try to express this. ?