1984 - 1994
The beginnings of figurative painting
"People are interesting - I paint in particular ladies - beautiful women and changing fashions hold a fascination for me.
I want my work to be seen because I depict women in a modern world, setting a mood and defining the personalities of the women in my pictures. My paintings are inspired by Fashion and Popular culture, justaposing the subjects with exotic patterns, contrasting prints and bold colours. The result are visual anecdotes, blended fact and fiction that tell stories..
Having originally started painting in oil in the 1980s, I soon fell in love with painting on silk: Painting portraits on silk, the most sensual medium for a sensual subject.
Painting on Silk
Imagine the colour dancing on silk as you paint, seemingly having a life of its own. While oil painting is forgiving as you can correct it, painting on silk needs a certain amount of control that needs to be executed, knowing how or when to place the paint onto the silk. It can be a fast and simple process but I have to be in a certain place emotionally to accomplish what I consider to be a successful painting.
I do hope that my striking portraits amuse, charm, delight and intrigue the viewer. ."
In 2016, all artwork has become available for purchase for International collectors on the SAATCHI ONLINE website
Works on Silk 1985 - 1994
First exhibition in 1986