| Many of my subjects are landscapes from the Holme Valley in
Yorkshire, Europe and Africa. Places I have been to and enjoyed. I also
paint still lifes, animals, nudes and portraits. I try to find a balance between what I see and what I paint using mainly
inks and dyes, which give delicious vibrancy. The inks are emulsion,
shellac or water based and I tend to use mainly Diamine inks and Dr.
Martins, alongside Pentel and Kuretake brush pens which use a dye. The
intensity of the inks and dyes work better for the feelings and
sensations that the subject provokes, more appropriate than a palette of