I'm a contemporary artist who has been creating a diverse collection of oil, watercolour, pastel and mixed media paintings for over 20 years.
The textures in nature are varied and abundant, whether it is the softness of a single flower, the forest floor or more majestic views. By experimenting with techniques to create texture in my paintings, I intensify my work and challenge the viewer to look closer to the subtle details.
The textures in man made objects are just as evident throughout time. They represent fragments of lifetimes and traditions that are universal. Masks, pottery and jewellery have been created by artists in virtually all cultures since the Stone Age. I use these objects in my paintings and try to capture the texture inherent in the materials used.