My painting is inspired by my travels. The colour and pattern of the earth, and the movement and impact of human culture is documented on journeys taken to destinations across the globe including India, China, Japan, Europe, the USA and the islands of the South Pacific and Mediterranean.
Villages, roads, tracks, paths, rivers, landscape, architecture, pattern, colour and design are recorded as small abstract watercolour paintings in travel journals. When at home, I paint on a larger scale, places and experiences are recalled and the journey with materials and process begins.
I paint on handmade Chinese Mulberry paper using coloured inks. The use of these materials is influenced by travel in China and learning about traditional materials and techniques. Painting with ink allows me to work spontaneously and intuitively and record my experiences in an immediate and uncompromising way. The first mark dictates the direction of the composition and layers are built up to create movement, shape and texture, revealing new forms and relationships.