I am based in London on the East side of the City, where my rose tinted view of the changing landscape gives me the road cones and railway lines. I draw from the life model regularly.
The Indian themes are from years of going to the beach at Mamallapuram, south of Chennai. In the shade of coconut trees I would observe the fishermen, boats, nets, washing lines, banana plants and feral dogs.
The Yorkshire inks on paper are examples of my love of being in the dramatic northern landscapes that remind me of my childhood days in the moors of Mull, Heathcliff style. That reminds me...I need to be out there more...
The portraits of children and dogs are commissioned watercolours about one metre at their longest. They are painted from photographs I have taken while spending time with the subject.
Even in this time of new materials and media, I am still excited by paintings - so many ideas and great mark making. We are living in an ambitious, vital time for painting. Among others, Neo Rauch, Peter Doig and Matisse never fail to turn my head.