I use images of the many places I have visited and lived, Suffolk being recent and current. The fascination of this landscape of marshes, muddy estuaries and beaches of pebble, grasses and shingle, provide an endless source of inspiration.
With the right atmospherics, anything and everything can reflect a powerful beauty, from a sunset or a mountain, coastlines, fields, and islands to a moody thunderstorm at sea.
The recent paintings are very much about a sense of place and weather and painterly concerns such as texture, colour, shape, and surface. In the work I have not attempted to accurately record or recreate, but to evoke the landscape, of the real, remembered and imagined. While the experiences are autobiographical, the images I make are carefully mediated memories of many and varied landscapes my life has passed through