Lemur and Extra Stripes
Green Gallery | Scottish contemporary painting
"I tend to choose my subject (usually animal) for their decorative quality which can be explored through the medium of watercolour and collage. I don't normally know what the finished painting is going to look like, I don't plan or do any preliminary sketches, I suppose it is a bit hit or miss! I like to start with one object then add as necessary, sometimes there is a link but normally there isn't. The unlikely collections of objects in my work makes people think, making up their own links. I love to hear how differently my work is interpreted. My paintings are often described as 'quirky' which I like, as life is all too often a bit of a downer, so I enjoy creating daft paintings which can make people a wee bit cheerier!"