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My aim is to work in harmony with the natural environment as much as I can. I only use good quality materials, as good brushes can be used repetitively whereas cheap brushes are generally thrown out after a few uses.


I use thick canvases and papers, and Winsor & Newton Artists professional paint - as their paint can last anywhere from 75 to 200 years, with the colour is lightfast (doesn't fade from exposure to light) and permanent (not change over time), and are rated (at least AA or A).


This is more sustainable than using thin canvases and prints that disintegrate or fade after a short time, and are designed to be thrown out. I also use a medium gel with my oil paints as it allows me to wash out my brushes in water. In this throw-away society, I think it is important that our choices are sustainable both in how we work and what we purchase. 


Mixed media work

My mixed media work consists of quality inks and paints on heavy gauge quality printmaking paper and Artist professional inks and paints.


Oil on canvas

I use Artist Quality Winsor & Newton oil paints, as these paints use the purest of pigments to ensure that the colours are clean, bright and light-steadfast. The paints A and AA ratings aid in the longevity of the paints, and will last well over 75 years.


Canvases are made from 100% cotton with a tight, even weave and are coated with a quality gesso primer.


As many as 12 layers of transparent glazes are applied to my work to achieve the colour, light and depth that makes each work come alive. This process takes many hours, and as my work is detailed, it is not unusual for a painting to take up to three months to complete.

A certificate of authenticity will accompany every original and limited edition work and is signed by the artist.


Limited edition work

I use a professional printing firm that uses high-quality archival inks, papers and canvases that are acid and lignin free for my limited edition work. Only archival inks are used that will last up to 200 years. 

Paper - 310gsm Ilford Galerie Prestige - 100% cotton rag. The coarse structured surface allows for a beautiful traditional watercolour look and feel, whilst still reproducing pin-sharp details and colour consistency.

Fujifilm crystal archive paper (lustre). Fujicolor Crystal Archive Paper is a silver halide color paper, designed exclusively to produce high-image-quality color prints and is fade resistant.

Canvas - 450gsm Premium Hahnemuhle Daguerre 400gsm (OBA free and Archival Certified).

Limited edition prints are printed on artist quality paper or on high quality canvas that are limited to a small edition run, and come with a certificate of authenticity.

The Seascape series is printed on 190gsm premium watercolour paper. The Wetland series is printed on premium Ilford Cotton Rag.  


All prints on paper will arrive unframed in an archival safe, acid-free enclosure to protect the work. 

Acid Free Enclosures

I use crystal clear bags from Conservation Supplies.  These are the most transparent, high-quality bags that are archival safe (no yellowing of the artwork).  10% of each bag is made from recycled material. Yay!

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