ELECTED IN 2019
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
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."