The human form, with its vast range of physical and emotional expression, has been a recurring subject in my work. In recent years, the aesthetic athleticism of tennis has become a particular passion.
I paint using acrylics on cotton or linen canvas, often working on a series of paintings concurrently, allowing them to develop gradually together.
The individual compositions can evolve from a mixture of life drawing, sketching and taking photographs at events plus digital collage. In the final paintings I limit the range of colours I use, starting with either two related colours or two complementary colours, with hints of the underlying colours showing through.
These colours may be suggested by the original source material or purely for aesthetic reasons. However, during the process of painting, these develop, as does the composition and each painting will go through several stages.