As a medium, oil paints are malleable and friendly – they are beautiful colours, fluid and forgiving. This makes them easy to work with. Oils are one of my favourites!

Oils are both tactile and intuitive. They have a versatility that encourages experimentation, which speaks to my intuitive nature. Oil takes a while to dry, so you have time to change your mind, try different ideas and combinations. My creativity is in the moment, and oil is a medium that works beautifully with my instincts.

As an artist, my paintbrush becomes an extension of what I’m thinking … feeling … sensing. This may vary from one moment to the next, as I contemplate my subject Oil is merely a tool, a conduit for my artistic instincts to capture and reflect how I see and experience a subject.