My work is often of big sky landscapes or waterscapes, where I try to capture the brightness and freshness of the light as it hits the land and water. I am fascinated by the way one stroke of colour in the right place can suggest light through leaves or the sky reflecting in a puddle.
I also paint smaller, more intimate studies, that focus on the colour of flowers and autumn foliage. The challenge is to capture the softness of rose petals or the translucency of freesia blooms while trying to match the glowing colours.
I paint in oils as they provide a depth of colour and an ability to blend that suits the image that I am trying to achieve.