As an expressionist artist I use colour and composition to create paintings that exist as a statement, rather than a direct copy of the subject. I choose from a wide range of subject matter but my aim is always to creat a unified painting which is in touch with my own spirituality making sense of my existence. Each painting is a creative journey for me with twists and turns until I reach the finished work.
As I was playing my tenor saxophone on the Hokitika waterfront a Kotuku flew over to me an approached me near enough to touch. It hung around while I was playing and tried to follow me when I left .An amazing experience for me but I imagine my sax was what drew it over. Oil is always my prefered paint as it allows me to be more creative in my particular style.
The only real impact of the covid lockdown was to allow me more time to paint...always a bonus