My overwhelming interest is the natural world in all it’s facets, but with a special interest in animals – especially those who display character and/or attitude.
Because I fundamentally disagree with the concept of zoos or imprisoning any living creature, I have to rely mainly on dvds, wildlife tv programmes and photographs as my source material, unless I’m depicting domestic, farm animals or indigenous wildlife – though many of the latter tend to be rather elusive!.
My choice of medium is watercolour. I love it’s fluidity, layering and serendipitous nature, and I’ve just discovered Daniel Smiths’ watercolours, which although expensive, are well worth the outlay. Having said that, I sometimes use mixed media where I feel a painting would benefit – metal leaf is a particular favourite.
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