Travelling Diary


Let the painting tell the story.  The story begins…..


“ I always carry a watercolour set to create drawings or paintings. My travels around the world have taken me to the United States, Europe, Japan and Taiwan.


For me, to paint or draw the scenery helps me to observe it more closely. The time of day, the weather, my emotions, my expressions, and my feelings for the subjects or objects are all directly recorded in the pictures. It does not need much more description; the painting contains the entire story.


The paintings record anything that is interesting to me. For example, a pot of tea or coffee shared with friends or family, a dish of lovely food, a historic site or building such as the Bodleian Library in Oxford, the Jedburgh Abbey, the Zen gardens in Kyoto, a mystical stone circle in Orkney. Wonderful scenery such as the St. Michael’s Mount, Newcastle, Tynemouth and the City of Edinburgh.


Combining both Western and Chinese painting techniques and concepts, I use my experiences and skills with the materials to create my artistic fantasy. A realistic sketch records the detail of the scenery and I then apply colourful paint. My line and colour patterns recreate the fantastic drama, which exists in the subjects and landscape.




 So, let the paintings take you through my journey. ”