Photo credit: Peg McCarthy


Since beginning to paint seriously in 2003, my awareness of the world around me with its myriad shapes, colours and textures has been dramatically altered, enriching my daily experiences. Ideas constantly drift around in my head but when I stand in front of my easel, a laser focus miraculously kicks in.

I mostly paint by instinct which can be good and bad. I sometimes don’t know why I am painting something until it is finished; other times I know exactly where I want to go. And I’m OK with that.

I am inspired by almost everything and paint because I have to.