I have always loved horses, and it was a long time before I decided to paint them. I felt that I wanted to paint horses that had an impact that addressed the viewer in some way. So my horses tend to look straight out at the viewer. Sometimes the eyes are very pale, which makes people look closer. It is interesting to hear how people react to them, and I enjoy the fact that each viewer brings something of themself to the horse.
I aim to make many of the horses address the viewer directly, but whether they tell a story or ask a question comes down to each individual that chooses to engage with them.