I painted watercolour portraits for many years as preliminary sketches for large oil paintings, however, it wasn’t until I returned to the UK/Europe in 1993 that I began to record people as I travelled.
It all started when I had an exhibition of portraits at the Centre Auguste Brizeux in France in 1995. I had been asked to give a watercolour demonstration in the gallery each day and decided to paint portraits of the local people. It was because of the response I received during this period that I realised this was something I needed to do much more of.
Cousin Lyn – watercolour
I stayed with my cousin Lyn and her family for the first six months after moving to Crickhowell, Wales. All the family became my models…..
I soon realised that this method of communication was like a mediation. …
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