...A PASSON FOR LIGHT
I've been painting the sea for as long as I can remember and came to realise that what captivated me most in my travels for wonderful waves was the quality of light. I have been especially inspired throughout the years by the Atlantic, Baltic and North Seas, and wondered what it would be like to see a frozen sea. I travelled to the Arctic and was captivated by the silence and stillness and then went on to Antarctica... although the landscapes are lonely and bleak, there's a real sense of majestic freedom which I try to capture together with the light and freedom I've sought throughout my life as a painter.
By simplifying the forms in the landscapes and coastlines I paint and through using a limited and somewhat muted palette, I aim to extract and focus more on a spiritual serenity. The application of light and dark in my work serves not only to bring depth and perspective but also to emphasise the force and power in creation. I find that the layering of translucent glazes helps to emphasise light and shadow and allows for a rich build of colour and structure. Each painting is unique and commits to canvas a fleeting moment which will never surface again.