"Art is not a separate thing in my life, everything I see is through eyes that work on painting possibilities. How would I go about capturing that? How could I see that differently?

The fact that I can be moved by art has always fascinated me, the way I can be drawn into more than what I am seeing. It is like when a piece of music takes me to a time or place.

When I am painting I am inspired by the quality of light, how it defines and sculpts the subject. I have been using oil paints for the past few years to give me control over hard and soft edges. There is a little more blending time with the oils. There is also a luminous quality that responds well to chasing the light.

Over time I have developed a vocabulary of brushwork to describe what I see and express feeling in my work. I like using familiar subjects and paint them in a way that leaves something for the imagination."