Expression through paint has been a lifelong companion.
My inspiration is derived from absorbing the elemental effects on the landscape and the glory of terrain itself.
There is always something majestic to be found in our landscape, whether it be those almost transcendental, ethereal summer days or a wild, blustery and rugged coastline under a bruised sky. Cornwall is very dear to my heart. Especially the west coast from Gwithian down to Lands End. I spend as much time as possible here, immersing myself in the weather and the beauty of the place. Its wildness.
Our landscape resonates deep within me - is my solace in times of need, a constant joy in its ever- changing beauty and atmosphere, a place to wander and always wonder.
I walk with my dog absorbing the light, the tangled breeze that can whip up from nowhere, light dancing on the water, driving rain and thundering storms .
It all weaves together, along with the writings of my favourite authors, to inspire a passion and love I try and translate via my work.
Most images are made in several layers, using glazes and texture, applying and removing paint. The paintings evolve intuitively, and are an emotional and visceral response to the natural world.
I use acrylic and oil paint on board, canvas or panel, sometimes found things work their way in, the odd feather, a handful of sand, marks made by a shell or twig.