I paint in oils with classic methods, mixing all my colours from earths and transparent or opaque primary colours. I love the challenge of creating my own colours and I have a real thing about the smell of oil paint and turpentine. One of my senses of heaven. I use glazes, piling transparent colour on transparent colour, building up a fabulous depth. Sometimes I paint on straightforward stretched canvasses, but other times, I stretch, tie, fasten, sew and otherwise fix my canvas to odd shaped stretchers, bringing a three dimensional quality to a traditional two dimensional medium.