I worked in design and publishing until 1994 when I left my job at British Vogue in order to explore my interest in drawing and painting. Often I am inspired by landscapes, both urban and rural. I make drawings and colour studies on the spot, which I then use in my studio to compose a picture. My aim is to pin down the atmosphere, colour, light and space of a particular place, and the effect it has on me, as simply and economically as possible. It is always a challenge – by turns, exhilarating, frustrating and exciting!
To quote Gerhard Richter, “I’m trying to paint a picture of what I’ve seen and what moved me, as well as I can, that’s all”.
Spring Day in Brixton