I'm drawn (no pun intended) to painting people. If I try painting a landscape, it just seems so empty without humans in it! I want to capture the moment, that quirky mannerism, the hunch of the shoulder, the rolled foot – whatever it maybe, I see it, and see it as a painting. Just enough background is included to give context.

Most of my work is in oil. But just occasionally I enjoy the total absorption of painting in watercolour. I rely on my own photography for reference, and generally my work focuses on the essence of the image, rather than the finer detail.

The Big Mama's and me