Soft pastel applied to sanded paper





My landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes are created by applying pastels onto a colored ground. The use of a colored ground creates an additional textural and color element to the painting, which helps to unify the overall color of the piece and create a harmonious balance.

Whether a wild and untamed landscape; or a landscape nurtured and created by human intervention; or the towering beauty of a city skyline ? these subjects hold for me a different fascination and entirely different challenges in composition and in the interplay of color and light.

My impressionist paintings are borne of my initial reaction to color and shape in the environment; it might be an unexpected, vibrant, splash of color, or a contrast of extremes, or the interplay of warm and cool hues.