I AM PRIMARILY A LANDSCAPE PAINTER CONCENTRATING ON THE LIGHT AND
ATMOSPHERE OF A SCENE. MY INITIAL INSPIRATION MAY SIMPLY COME FROM A FLASH OF COLOUR ON A SUNLIT FIELD, OR FIGURES SILHOUETTED AGAINST A BRIGHTLY LIT SEA. THESE SCENES I USUALLY PAINT WITH ACRYLICS ON CANVAS.
I have never lost my love for watercolours and love the feeling when a painting in this difficult medium works,but these days I need to practice to achieve.
AFTER MONTHS OF PAINTING SEA AND MARSHES, I TURN TO HEDGEROWS AND GARDENS, ZOOMING IN ON COW PARSLEY,TEAZLES AND FLOWERS.
I RARELY DRAW - I KNOW THIS BREAKS EVERY RULE BUT I PREFER TO BUILD UP THE BONES OF A PAINTING UNTIL I'M SATISFIED THAT THIS IS HOW I WANT TO PORTRAY THE SUBJECT.