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mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">Painting is my way into an inner world, a secret

garden of colour and shape.

Painting as a hobby is where it all began and the hobby has now become an

essential part of my life. Flowers are the centre of my focus and their myriad

colours, combined with their delicacy and fleeting nature, are a constant

source of inspiration.

I work from life, or from my own photographs but both are merely a starting

point and many paintings are created from a combination of various images.

Watercolour presents the artist with many unexpected “ accidents” and often

shapes that appear in initial washes become suggested flowers  and so a painting often chooses its own path

to completion.

Over time my work has moved away from botanical accuracy into a more expressive

style and become looser with runs and dribbles becoming part of the process of

creating the image.