In life you just pick yourself up and go on, that’s what I hope my work reflects. I think women are just so powerful and graceful. They have a power I want to portray. Sometimes if I’ve recently met someone, they will end up in one of my paintings. I’m always surprised to see who is looking back at me when I’m finished.Drawn by my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints, I moved from my native England almost two decades ago. It wasn’t until 1999 that I picked up a paintbrush and followed in the footsteps of my mother and brother, and became an artist.Inspired by the rich dark colors of the renaissance-era paintings I paint on black Masonite, a technique that gives a luminescent quality to the cool heavily applied acrylic colors I use in my work.Right now I’m having a lot of fun with skies. I change them all the time depending on what mood I’m in. I also like to paint women with wallpaper behind them.