How was your morning Maria, have I stopped your productivity? Not at all after breakfast I watched a painting tuition video, then a Nespresso coffee and scone and I was painting for most of the day. The Mornings tend to be my most productive. If I'm not in a corner of my room at home permanently set up with acrylics, I'll be at my studio in the EVAN Gallery in Penrith, which is permanently set up with Oils and acrylics and an exhibition studio too.
Are you painting everyday
Almost everyday - if I'm not painting, drawing or thinking about it, I'm researching.
Your paintings look like they take ages and I saw you earlier as you was finishing off doing a little layering how long does it take to complete one of your paintings?
Impossible to say - all my lifetime to get here, every walk I go on, every pause to look, every sketch, course, programme watched. Some happen on canvas fast, most take a long time as I revisit them over weeks usually but have several on the go at once.
Are you always satisfied with the end results?
I love the whole journey - some paintings work , lots don’t but it is still fun to keep trying to make it better and better - whatever that means! I do like some more than others as it might capture an essence that is not possible to articulate in words. I paint over paintings frequently, not always because they don’t ‘cut the mustard’ I'll have just learned something else or it might be a study not intended for showing.