I try to depict the world in front of me and as I work from life, my subjects are usually local and I prefer to find a perspective that’s from above and afar. I’m drawn to activity and a sense of busyness, so they are reoccurring themes in my paintings.
My colour palette is limited, but I like to vary it and avoid repetition as I find variations on a colour exciting and stimulating. I always want to try and depict a truthful visual world, but the compositions are not photographic, instead I seek a personal vision without contrivance. Once I have completed a particular view I will not go back and repeat the same painting.
My influences are varied and mixed: I’m an avid reader and traveler visiting galleries abroad as well as those in the UK. Stanley Spencer, Christopher Wood, Carel Weight and L S Lowry have all been influences on my work. However, being known for having an original vision of my own is what is important to me
Liverpool St Station h 75cm x w 50cm