I remember the day the twin towers came down,I painted frantically,a geometric patterned canvas,with squares patterns and swirls.It was orderly,a little Glimt like ,with its over painting with gold,but on the whole considering the event that had prompted the feverish artistic outburst,very calm and composed... That was the moment I realised that it was in fact a reaction to the chaos that was going on around me.I had some need within me to reorder the world and resettle my brain.
It was the first of many such paintings.
As my career has progressed through the fire and rescue service,so my artwork has become more prolific.After difficult and emotional incidents,I paint.. Creatures of calm,and strenght,,often solitary,as I feel that represents me ,not in a family way,but as a person dealing with my own feelings.
The forest,and woodland are recurring backgrounds,as they are the place I would always go to as a child,to climb play cry or build.Nowhere brings me greater comfort than the trees.