In The Studio
Impressionism: Capturing Light and Atmosphere in Art
Sea Spray series inspired by nature. These artworks are all about capturing the magic of light, mood and movement. In some of my seascape paintings, I aim to paint the energy and ocean waves crashing against the rocks.
Sea Spray 2022 - Lloyd Rees Prize Award
A Glimpse into my Watercolour and Oil Creations
I am registered with Bluethumb an online art gallery for Artists selling original artworks. You have the option to acquire any of my paintings directly from their platform with free shipping. I have a profile, in the studio information and updates, a collection of series and an artist biography all on Bluethumb. I sell watercolours and oil paintings on this platform and I have a message system on there if you require to contact me regarding one of my artworks.
I am currently in the process of transitioning to Sennelier watercolours. I have been honing my craft for the past five years, exploring various techniques and materials to express my artistic vision. In my journey, I have found that Sennelier watercolours offer a depth and vibrancy that resonate with the emotions I seek to convey in my artworks. The rich pigments and unique characteristics of Sennelier paints inspire me to elevate my work to new heights, making them the natural choice.
My choice of papers for watercolours are Arches gummed pads or blocks, Hahnewuhle, Canson, Khadi and Baohong.
In addition to these, I utilise a range of Matisse and Winsor & Newton professional oils, acrylics, and watercolours in my artistic practice. For my canvas needs, I prefer archival cotton or linen canvases. My artworks are crafted by using fine artist brushes.
Unveiling the Soul of Art: Exploring Life's Pace Through My Sketchbook Journal
I allocate time to collect photographs, create small thumbnail sketches, and document any inspirational ideas in my sketchbook journal. This becomes a cherished moment of respite from painting and other commitments. I enjoy using my own reference photographs to draw inspiration from nature. Taking my own photographs is crucial because it is through this creative process that I come to truly comprehend what I am painting.
Maintaining a journal holds great significance to me, considering the fast-paced nature of life. While my preference lies in intuitive painting, I find value in documenting various aspects, as it has the potential to expand my creative horizons. By recording experiences, thoughts, and observations, I leave room for my mind to embark on new explorations and uncover fresh inspirations.
"Starting Your Watercolour Journey"
I have some ideas that I would like to share with you about my approach to watercolour painting