I love painting skies and think they are the key to a great landscape. I have a fascination for storms and extreme weather, whether that is a sunrise at -20 degrees in winter, a snow storm, a stunning sunset or a growing supercell in the height of summer, these are the key elements to my painting. I really am intrigued by skies and have studied them in some detail having gone to great lengths studying a little meteorology and taking to the sky in a light aircraft to get even more information about their three dimensional depth. Clouds are constantly growing, dissipating, moving and changing colour and this understanding helps me paint them more authentically.
I like to understand my subject, have a connection with it, a love for it and I really do study this carefully. As I develop as an artist, I find myself becoming more abstract with my work thinking more about composition, light and the balance of shapes, preferring to eliminate all the detail.
The reasons why I think Unison pastels are amazing. The consistency if just perfect, not too soft and not too hard, Unison have really thought hard when it comes to this issue and I seriously can’t manage without them in my Studio. They also have a fabulous range of extra darks which I cannot find in other brands and it’s the dark that really add something special to my work.
My journey is continuously creative, exciting and inspirational as I travel the world developing new skills and introducing new techniques.
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