Art has been a constant: photography, ﬁlm-making, graphic design, drawing and painting, have each taken a turn as outlets for expression throughout my life. But it was when I started pushing oil paint around in art school that I found my medium. I thought I was going to be a sculptor! Loose, expressionistic representational work gave way over time to pure abstraction. And encaustic and mixed media joined oil paint as favoured materials. Weekly ﬁgure drawing sessions, where I focus on an expressive and loose gestural line, hone my skills and remain fundamental to my practice.