Watercolour pen and ink on watercolour paper
"What is the meaning of doing art for you?"
For me, art is more a way of seeing than doing. It is a daily
attitude rather than a final solution, so I'm looking at and
working out a journey with colours, shapes, smells, lines,
tones, forms and feelings and how they relate and work
together all the time.
I'm not a gregarious or expressive person so painting is my
outlet and I'm often surprised at the colourful outcome and
other people's kind responses to it. I paint because I want to
and I enjoy the process and freedom of it. I'm not a tortured
artist - I live and work in beautiful and historical surroundings
which I hope comes through in my work. I get a huge thrill to
see the final piece, as I never know what the end result will be.
Of course not all results are good, but I revel in the challenge
to improve, and aspire to become a better artist.