I describe my work as "Painting Nature," as a direct response to my immediate surroundings; exploring colour, composition and expression yet maintaining the very traditions of British painting. Making sketches as well my own visual notes I paint intuitively and expressively with bold sweeping brushstrokes that sum up whole passages of my subject. Painting on location and in the studio, I often rework paintings intuitively to produce a completed work.
More recently, my work has become a reflection of my own life and experiences, the landscape being a catalyst for creation. The painting has become a recollective diary of my of thoughts and reflection of existence as a whole. There is hope and optimism as well as despondency and depression, each in balance with the sky and land. I exist somewhere in the middle.Read more Read less