I have always considered drawing and mark-making as basic and important ways of recording and observing the landscape, which is why I use sketchbooks to record and explore ideas. I use these on a daily basis on walks and as I live in an inspirational place there are always paintings to be done. I am never short of information.
I work in watercolour and mixed media which allows me the freedom to develop my painting with whatever is appropriate. Every piece of work is a challenge and starts with water and washes of colour which are then built up in layers adding textures and marks.
Alongside painting I have also had a career as an Art College lecturer teaching photography and printmaking, both of which have inﬂuenced my approach to the use of materials and light to create what I hope are evocative and atmospheric landscapes and ones that reﬂect my relationship to my surroundings.