My travels around the world have taken me to the United States, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and China.
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.The painting contains the entire story.
The paintings record anything that is interesting to me. 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 Zen gardens in Kyoto, a mystical stone circle in Orkney, a historical Zokuyagura castle standing by the seaside at Takamatsu, Japan. Wonderful scenery such as the St. Michael’s Mount, Cambridge, Brussels Central Square, Tynemouth and the City of Edinburgh.
Combining both Western and Chinese painting techniques and concepts, I use my experience and skills with the materials to create my artistic fantasy. A realistic sketch records the detail of the scenery. My line and colour patterns recreate the fantastic drama, which exists in the subjects and landscape.