“ Tell us about your series of happy cat paintings. What inspired you to create this series?”
I live with five cats at the moment, I really think an artists surrounding influences their work. Also I feel people relate better to the emotions I paint ie jealousy, pride, smugness if I put them in cat form.
“Has your practice been influenced by a particular artist?“
I paint from imagination so I try very hard to not be influenced. That means I go to art shows that are very different to my style, I am inspired by poetry, sculpture more often. But I do love Chagall and Picasso.
“ How did you set about creating your painting ‘Luna’. Can you tell us more about your creative process”
I painted Luna in a basement under Exeter’s High street, literally under the road there. I love the shape of lurcher and grey hounds. This painting was all about the feel… I wanted it to be transitory, serene, strong and ethereal, that’s why I used pastel elements,mirror paint and lots of blues.
Currently I am working on large rondi paintings that can be hung in several ways. I am loving working out the composition, it’s a challenge. I am also focusing on bigger statement pieces. These can be seen at Powderham castle where my studio is.