Deluge at Richmond Falls
Dolphin Pool
Shark Pool
Pool
After Swimming
Poolside
Private Pool
Rainbow Pool
Water, Light
Broad Surface t1
Broad Surface t2
Broad Surface t3
Broad Surface t4
Beneath Waterfall
Fine Once You're In
Water Garden
Trees in Water
toby
hazel.

Water Gallery



Much of my work is abstract, but I also enjoy painting images from nature that appear to me to have an abstract quality, such as rock faces, the surface of water and tree bark. I try to embrace these abstract features and make the most of the colour within the scene.I like to find a balance between painterly techniques and accurate representation when painting from nature. I love the way that water can behave in many different ways. I use various techniques to try to capture how water looks and feels. Each water painting is a new challenge for me; full of experimentation and risk.

Wherever I go I take photographs and videos that I may later use as the basis for paintings. I study these at length, and with the water paintings in particular I need to have a clearly thought-out, yet flexible plan of how I will approach the painting from a technical point of view. I often revisit old photographs, and it may take several years before I feel I am ready to start turning these recollections of the original experience into a painting.