My work is a response to the places I visit, where I have emotional connection and a need to capture what I see. I use the landscape to trigger ideas, forms and structures. My paintings are not direct representations but an attempt to represent the feeling of being there; the movement, the elements, the textures and colours.
My seascapes have been developed from drawings and paintings from direct observation in Cornwall. I love the dramatic nature of the sea and the continuously changing beach. I am particularly interested in how the land meets the water, the reflections in the pools of water, the marks and textures left by the tide.
More recently I have been working locally to my home in Cheshire. A surprisingly varied landscape, whether it’s the Sandstone Trail with its high sandstone ridges, dense woodland, undulating pathways and wide open aerial views; Or the layers of colour and textures of the landscape stretching off into the distance: Or the undergrowth and weeds protruding through fences.