“I try to paint optimistic pictures that will cheer people up”
I enjoy the challenge of painting, I consider it to be a sensuous experience, there is something very satisfying about the feel of the paint as you spread it over a surface.
My intention is to try to convey the emotional response one has to the beautiful local countryside on a hot sunny day. To capture the brightness, colour, pattern, smell and feel of a well-loved local scene.
To me, the challenge in painting is in the effort to transfer the image in my head to the finished picture.