Winner of the 2nd prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition
Landscape paintings for me are spaces that can free the imagination. It is important for me to paint in the landscape itself. I'm constantly aware of how much change happens, nothing is still for very long, and I get absorbed by the changing moods of the landscape.
I don’t aim to paint exactly what’s there. I prefer to balance representation with how the place makes me feel, continuously interpreting and designing. Pictorially I think of my images as being somewhere in between representation and abstraction.
Painting in all weathers can be challenging. Working through a storm with rain drops bouncing off the wet canvas is a risky way to make a painting. However these unplanned surprises can add so much to a piece, so I persevere.
At the end of it all I hope to have paintings and drawings that stimulate. I am particularly attracted to the relationship between water and the sky, the movement of water and the way it reflects light is a constant inspiration.