Colour and the environment heavily influence my work. The alchemy of paint, experimenting with pigments, acrylic, resin and surfaces. I am grateful to be able to work with Colin Gooch and Mike Clowes from Resene paints technical department developing new ways of using modern paint technology. The X works with their bright colours and overlays are mixed using Resene pigments and additives to archival standards. The flow paintings use special pigments also developed by Resene, which have allowed me to achieve a near photographic quality using paint and varnishes, as in my work Photosynthesis.