I think of myself as a modern impressionist artist and paint almost exclusively using a palette knife. Originally, I picked up the palette knife to loosen my painting technique. I actually love the loss of control that the knife provides, and the application of thick oil paint with its buttery texture. I enjoy capturing light and movement in my work, playing on the drama between abstraction and realism with layers of rich colour and texture. My works often feature everyday moments, with the viewer invited to fill in the blanks of time, place, thoughts and emotions.