I try to achieve vibrant colours in my paintings. I work intuitively with large flat brushes - I also try not to overwork my pictures and they are often completed in two sittings. I use good quality acrylics because of their excellent pigment content. I like to interpret what i see in front of me and think of Gaugin’s quote, ‘Don't copy nature too closely - art is an abstraction’. I am adding - Oil Sticks/Pastel and Soft Pastel to the materials I use.