I remember a moment in University when I was on the edge of panic. Painting I & II. The course outline was handed out and I held my breath as pages upon pages of every colour of paint were listed in both acrylic and oil. Luckily these fears subsided as the teacher explained her philosophy of using what materials you have available to you and that this list was not necessary. Phew! Though that may also be why I've never tried painting with oils.
My passion for painting runs deep. There's something intimate and emotional about the process. It's like my soul is conversing with the canvas. Though I have a plan for each of my paintings, I think it's important to be flexible and let it speak to you as you go.
What do you love about painting with acrylics?
In addition to what I've already stated regarding this art form, I love and hate how quickly it dries. I enjoy working in thin layers and this bodes well with acrylics. I also appreciate the ability to rework areas by painting over them.
What will the future bring?
You can expect to see more landscapes and animals derived from my current surroundings and documented travels. My interest in painting birds is peaking at the moment and I intend on painting plenty more. There are also many farm animals nearby that may need to be exploited here.
Prints of varying types and sizes can be purchased upon request and may be available as greeting cards.
Enjoy the gallery!