I am a trained fine artist and teacher of art who now is concentrating on developing my own work. Colour is very important for expressing the energy and mood of my subject matter. I am very preoccupied with mark makings and finding a visual vocabulary to communicate sensual information. Observing and recording the tonal contrasts of how light dramatises a subject is something that can transform a composition. Choosing what to exaggerate, emphasise and omit is all part of the choices that make my work meaningful. I love to look hard at people, things, light, textures and to be captivated by these complex interactions, in order to extract something daring from this reflective experience. To hunt down a visual kernel is risky, fun and can be “so satisfying” if you occasionally manage to capture something true and universal.