I've always loved watercolours, but more recently I've been experimenting with a wider range of mediums and techniques. It's through the discovery of inks & high flow acrylics, with their unbridled fluidity, that I've been drawn to create more abstract work.
My work is mostly intuitive, I choose the colours and then use my hands, breath, brushes and gravity to guide the medium, but most of the time it’s the medium's unpredictability that is guiding me. I have little choice but to go with the flow.
For me, colour is a form of therapy, not only does it have the power to change my mood whilst in the flow of painting, but it also has the ability to influence the viewer's emotions... you could call it Black Magic! This is the power I strive to harness in my work, if I can evoke an emotional response, be it a smile, laughter or even a tear, then mission accomplished!
"With color one obtains an energy that seems to stem from witchcraft."
- Henri Matisse