Every artist should be able to paint anything, but over time we all usually become involved in an area that intrigues or attracts us most. My area is the human form, be it either as a portrait or figurative. The journey of an artist never ends and the secrets that unfold in time are worth waiting for. When I undertake a portrait commission the essence of the subject has to be captured, and I think this is down to being aware of the very subtle actions and expressions that make each person unique. At times this almost seems like an invisible element, but it is there. Time and observation reveal all.