The support chosen for my larger paintings is an acrylic primed Belgian linen. The best linen in the world is woven from flax grown in a small area between Normandy and Holland, and has been traditionally done so for about 500 years. Flax linen fibres are far stronger than cotton fibres, due to being 10 to 30 times longer. As a textile support, cotton does not have the strength and durability when compared to linen. The linen used is then coated with 3-4 layers of acrylic gesso.
The smaller paintings are done on Belgian linen adhered to marine ply using a conservation acrylic polymer.