My Techniques and Processes

Drawing plays a big part in the development of my painting and working in a sketchbook allows me to create quick sketches in situ which I can later refer to when working in the studio. They also make a lovely memento of the special places I have travelled to. My choice of materials when I’m out sketching is a small watercolour sketchbook with a travel set of 12 watercolours and a couple of drawing pens. I spent a whole year creating a Buxton Architecture sketchbook which I called ‘My Beautiful Town'. To find out more about my drawing techniques and sketchbooks click on the link here.


I paint in Watercolour and acrylic mostly and I sometimes incorporate fragments of collage into my work. The process of creating a painting usually starts with a liberal splash of colour to the background. With a lot of my architecture paintings I use ink pen to draw out the details of the buildings, followed by layers of vibrant watercolour paint. Learn more about my abstract and architectural painting processes, flower painting processes and my sketchbooks.