Photo by Mark Kloz
I shifted to oil paint to open up and experiment, exploring this versatile medium I applied texturing, expressive brush and pallet knife techniques combined with many layers of transparent and light filled colours to create mood and feeling. This work alternated between nature scenes and abstractions.
Working in oil has influenced my classical figure drawings. Drawing the human form with pastels has opened up new possibilities with more colour and freer expression. I am working on a new series of oil paintings that combines the figure in nature, uniting the spirit of nature with the human spirit.
I am so grateful to have such a wonderful studio to work and play.