The work in these haiga galleries is based on haiku poetry combined with an image to create a haiga artform. In some cases the haiku is hidden within the image. In the haiku portraits, I've drawn people in the act of speaking and then added their own words to mine in the image.
The 'Postcard People' gallery - these are postcard-sized and painted in a few minutes. I am not primarily interested in getting a likeness, but in catching a momentary expression or emotion.
I learned the value of working quickly when I attended classes in Belfast in the 90s taught by Mark Shields.
For me, and my portraits, Marlene Dumas is also a lasting influence.