As a child I spent long hours deep in the forests that surrounded my home, and as an adult the seasonal renewal of life has supported me through challenging times. This positive relationship between nature and feminine power is celebrated throughout my work.
Colour is very important to me as a way of expressing emotion. My memories of green light from deep in the spring-time forest, the vivid colours of summer flowers, or the infinite variety of browns and greys of mid-winter are all equally beautiful to me.
The intricately textured surfaces of my paintings are developed over months of work with many layers of oil paint combined with cold wax medium. The works may appear simply representational when viewed on screen or across a room, yet in physical proximity you appreciate the successive application of abstract marks. We are all more interesting the closer you look.