Moving hands holding pieces of chalk have been making marks on surfaces for centuries. I frequently think of this as I make the first tentative marks when beginning a painting. Whatever artistic decisions are made as the work develops it is the nature and sureness of the hand made mark which shapes the final painting and delights the eye. Fundamentally paintings are just one part of the creative hand crafted tradition
I enjoy making things and I love hand crafted artefacts made with traditional material, clay wood and metal.In today's world it is surprising that anyone can make a living solely from making hand crafted artefacts.