I love to work with flowing shapes, lines and colours to create crazily textured and detailed artworks. I have an inner raven that will not be denied; it insists I add metallic and iridescent accents to every piece of work I create.
I love to work in a flowing, free and easy way, seeing where inspiration and intuition take me, allowing me to create beauty from a blank surface or one filled with seeming chaos - either starting point works for me! Spirals and swirls and organically flowing forms are a feature of my work.
My work is often guided by inner journeys of exploring and understanding myself, or of the inner responses to various experiences I have in my life. My art allows me to bring some sense of order and understanding to the seemingly chaotic experience we call life.
A lot of the patterns, shapes and lines I use in my work have been inspired by my love of such diverse topics including nature, prehistoric rock art, neolithic/bronze age pottery, La Tene culture art, Romanesque and Gothic architecture, steam locomotives, the Universe. I love colour, and love to work with it's symbolic representations - colour evokes strong responses in us all on an unconscious level, and it is this unconscious well of inspiration I seek to tap into and use in my work.
I love to work with technical drawing pens, watercolours, inks, coloured pencils and metallic paints and pens. I also love to express my inner self using felts, needle felting, beads, wires and metallic threads too. If it involves intricate, fussy work in a free-form, unconstrained manner (even though the finished piece always appears constrained and precise) I love it!
I hope you share in the great joy, pleasure and love I feel when I create my art.