The artwork is inspired by dramatic skies and trees. I love colour and the unusual colour combinations that occur at sunset and sunrise, or just before a storm.
The background is painted in acrylic paint onto very thick watercolour paper. I like the paper to be very wet so the paint takes on a life of its own. I may return to the background many times, adding new colours and layers until I am happy with it. When I have completed this stage I then stretch the paper tight and allow it to dry. This allows me to then screen print my trees onto the background.