I'm an oil painter based in Hertfordshire, England specialising in both figurative and abstract art and the interplay between them. My artwork tends to reflect my preoccupations with light, colour, and effortless movement. Several years ago, my mobility and sense of balance were severely reduced by a sudden illness. Hence my work is generally populated by animals, women and intangible landscapes that I hope, convey both the fluent motion and calm stillness that I aspire to. I often use metal leaf and numerous layers of oil paint glazes to bounce light through the picture plane to create depth and luminosity.