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My work centres on the emotions evoked through my interactions with the landscape and the indefatigable natural forces of weather upon it. When I view the landscape I draw from it not only the forms and colour palette, but also the history of its formation and how the natural elements interact and influence its mood and power, from bright still days to the harshness of a winter storm, lashing out upon the weathered hills and moorlands.

Paintings can be several years in the making, not on the canvas, but in my mind. Only once the key elements of the image have crystallised in my mind, powered by the emotions I felt when in that landscape, will I commit paint to canvas; starting with bold applications of paint, often squeezed straight from the tube onto the canvas, working with the paints to define highlights, shadow and basic form.