Gouache is a traditional paint that is water based and has the beauty of being able to be used as a watercolour for washes and to create thick opaque blocks of velvety colour.

It was traditionally used by graphic artists before the advent of digital design, and it was in a graphic design class at school that I first discovered and fell in love with this medium.

“I love its versatility and I truly attempt to push it to its limits”

You’ll find me creating large blocks of watery washes which I can layer to create beautiful depth and tone. Then with the next brush stroke, add thick layers of colour to add detail, depth and volume.

Most of my current artwork uses gouache, which I then combine with oil pastel, coloured pencil and free machine embroidery.

I chose to use Australian made Art Spectrum Gouache which is a professional artist grade paint. This means that it’s lightfast with a high level of pigment so the colour and artwork is made to last generations.