I have been enamelling for six years and find it a fulfilling and exciting medium to work with.
I love the vibrant colours that can be achieved by enamelling and the unpredictable nature of working with copper and vitreous enamel glass powder.
I use the dry sifting method of enamelling which is to sift glass powder over hand cut stencils onto the copper in several layers to create the picture. This is then fired at just over 800° C for about three or four minutes.
I am a passionate photographer and always have my camera with me to capture inspiration that I can then use for an enamel picture.
I have recently started making glass transfers from some of my photographs (usually trees) which I use as a complete picture or to incorporate the transfer into a landscape.
I aim to capture the feeling, atmosphere and character in my paintings, the relationships, the familiarity, and the unexpected aspects that you just might not have noticed. Mostly, I hope you will be able to see the love that has gone into producing my paintings.