The top 10 questions every artist is asked continued…

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Q2. What do you like painting the most?

I don’t have a favourite subject. I enjoy whatever inspires me at the time.

Q3. Do you have to be in the mood?

Mood helps, but it’s a job basically. I don’t only go into my studio when I feel like painting. It’s pretty much a discipline and I love it, so I’m in there as much as I can, every day.

Q4. Where do you get your inspiration?

My inspiration stems from all sorts of situations – I find myself constantly looking for it in everything – the way someone is sitting, the way a tree has grown and is bent over from the wind, a person’s face, the power in the forearms or hind quarters of an animal in motion. It is whatever impacts on me at the time – its volume and weight, the way the light strikes the subject or a bizarre situation. All of a sudden, I am drawn into this thing because of the energy that it is projecting at the time. It’s that energy that inspires and motivates me in my attempt to capture it on canvas or through a sculpture.