These new works are borne out of a need to bring light and life into my studio during the dark winter months. They have a direct link with my garden and the majority of the plants and birds in these paintings can be seen from my kitchen window.
When I am painting birds and plants I feel as if I am recording them for the first time, they never cease to amaze me with their honesty and purity.
My garden without birds or the heavy hum of pollinators in the summer would be a sterile place.
In the winter I bring the memories of their light, sound and vigorous new life ready to sprint forth from the vernal equinox.
This act always nourishes and sustains me, then before long the cycle turns again, feeding me with new inspiration for the following winter.