Hello, my name is Chris Haywood and I love to paint watercolours. I paint in high detail and enjoy painting flowers, birds, insects and small animals.
My interest in painting began when I became fascinated with the beauty and complexity of flowers. I first began to photograph them, but I was never happy with the amount of detail I was able to achieve with my small camera. I then turned to watercolour painting and was hooked!
My main aims are to show light and contrast. I believe this brings a painting to life – how the light catches a petal, or the twinkle in a bird’s eye. A subject is always more enjoyable to paint when it comes alive on the page. For this reason I always like to get some detail in early in the process.
I like to work from nature wherever possible, although I have not yet found a bird or animal willing to ‘sit’ for me.
Future projects – anything and everything from the natural world. There is so much I would like to try, I just need more time.