I simply record the colour and the 'feel' as accurately and as honestly as I can, from my point of view: getting down on canvas or paper how exactly the moment seemed to my senses, especially visually, has an urgency in it that sometimes excludes the need for an accurate line depiction. When faced with a bright blue light which is hitting the trees in the foreground, turning the leaves pink and transforming known objects into brightly lit 'spots' of light, unrecognizable, how wondrous nature is. I do like to follow an accurate underdrawing... but sometimes... usually actually.... nature and light move and change shape.. so this method can prove redundant, unless I'm painting a still life, indoors, still and unchanging.
I am in my early fifties, with 2 children. My parents and teachers used to tell me that I was 'very good at drawing'.. so that spurred me on. A gap in my teenage and twenties ... but then in my thirties I started and haven't stopped since. Various awards, exhibitions, and a telephone cover later....
Please enjoy my work, it is colourful and a bit like eye candy.