My inspiration comes from everyday: faces, landscape and currently bridges. I love the spontaneous quality and natural sense of harmony and balance in children’s art and incorporate this where I can. Whatever the the starting point I try to charge my images with emotions, though the emotional end point is between the viewer and my paintings. My paintings are usually acrylic on canvas. I was originally trained in academic drawing but now I use the medium in an expressive, gestural kind of way. I am interested in how my work in process becomes a synthesis or even a battleground between academic and expressive ways of working.