Despite the ethereal quality of my landscapes and the sense of ease they evoke, I am a determined and hard-working artist. My studio is a space fertile with ideas, equipment, energy and aspirations. I use good quality materials and strive for excellence in my process as well as in the conceptualisation of my work.
Stretching canvases is one of the essential skills of a painter. If I see an exhibition of poorly prepared canvases - despite the images on the surface - I find it disappointing and distracting. It's as if the physical ground for the manifestation of the idea, hampers its success.
Here I am stretching a canvas, using canvas pliers, a staple gun, tape measure, staple remover, mallet, sand paper, scissors, pencil and the stretcher bars and canvas of course! If you need help with processes or techniques, you are welcome to contact me via my contact page.