"I often paint whilst sitting in the landscape, if it rains the canvas gets wet and the rain becomes part of the painting’s history, the effects of the weather, the sounds and the atmosphere of a place often influence my work as much as the visual aspect.

I use my sketchbook as a tool for working out ideas, making visual research notes, sorting out detail, and investigating and testing painting techniques. I have a collection of sketchbooks which are invaluable - no one sketchbook relates to any one area or period. I continue using a sketchbook I might have started using 10 years ago, always pushing something further… seeing what happens, it’s exciting!

Sometimes my work has an aerial perspective, I put this down to my history of rock climbing, especially in North Wales. Water, rocks and trees are my favourite subjects. Painting is a path of discovery and each painting is part of my journey."

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