My work is mainly landscape based, concentrating on the fells around my home and other areas visited. Colour is important to me, the mountains can change from one second to the next and these fleeting changes often lift the whole landscape, and that of the painting in return. Sometimes it is clear that the abstract qualities of the paint are as relevant to me as the representation of the original image.
I like to keep an element of experimentation in my work to keep the paintings fresh and not get too concerned about any one particular component or process. My paintings are constantly changing and this is important in my work. The figures that often occur in my paintings, are very much a part of the landscape. Sometimes they are a small part of the painting and at other times the main focus.