Works on canvas

The Noughties

My work was becoming more abstract when we entered the new millennium, but it was a trip to Morrocco with friends in December 2002 that proved a real turning point: the bright sunshine and vivid colours of North Africa inspired me to embrace a much more vivid palette in my work & as such marked a new departure.

Although I have worked with oil all my artistic life, it isn't easy to use without making a mess (I find!), so there were a few years after graduation when I was restricted to working in water colour, pastels and charcoal before I had access to my own studio space, after which I could make as much mess as I liked. Which was just as well, really.