I am a figurative artist who enjoys portraying people and figures in a different way. Years have been spent absorbing and studying all kinds of art through reading, viewing and examining works and techniques both on-line and more pleasingly, at Galleries. I especially appreciated the hugely exciting Abstract Expressionism exhibition at the Royal Academy last year, and the George Bellows one, also at the Royal Academy, a few years ago. I paint in oils and watercolours, and draw in charcoal, pencil and ink, and have developed my technique creating monotypes. I am especially drawn to characterful faces and dancers for my subject matter.