I spend a lot of time camping and wandering with my family in the mountains. The scenery itself is beyond stunning, but it is the wildlife encounters that thrill me to the core, leaving me shaking every time. It is precisely that adrenaline rush that my work strives to convey. Intense colour and wild strokes excite my senses. I use them both liberally and in unexpected places, to create little eye-surprises within the painting.
Although I’m abstracting wildlife, I use traditional, art school painting rules to model form. This makes the animal appear almost sculptural, for extra impact. Finally, although I love and embrace technology, and even use it in the planning stages, all of my paintings are hand drawn. A little wonkiness here and there gives them character and a special, handmade charm.