This is a small sketch of part of the San Michele Church. I loved this building - all those whites, which means quality shadows. I pushed the saturation of the colours here and made use of the purple and golden, earthy yellow combination. After my disciplined stint in Florence with the representational oil painting, I just wanted to paint loose shapes. I remember it being an extremely hot day.
I was born in SA during the seventies and enjoyed a colourful childhood. I have always been passionate about painting and drawing and found plenty of stimulating subjects around me. After studying Graphic Design in Durban I worked as a Graphic Artist for various agencies in SA. I finally moved over to the UK in 1997 and have enjoyed many adventures since. My career has been an exciting, versatile one so far and I teach many enthusiastic adults how to paint and draw, as well as demonstrating for art groups in Surrey. I still love to paint outdoors and in my studio. I look forward to many more exciting and rewarding artistic challenges.