My paintings are the result of many years studying the beautiful scenery that we are lucky enough to have in abundance in the U.K. I have found watercolour and more recently soft pastel to be the perfect mediums to capture the mood, atmosphere and colours of the landscape. As a keen hillwalker and climber I have found myself in lots of places that most will never have the privilege to see and I suppose it is a constant desire to share these
experiences that spurs me on to paint.
Although there may appear to be a fair amount of detail in some of my work this very often is an illusion as I feel that allowing the viewer to fill in some of the blanks themselves is important and allows for a much more creative approach to be employed in my painting. I am a painter of light and atmosphere in the main and thus more concerned with depicting an impression rather than a photographic representation of the subject in hand. On the occasions that I do opt to paint a physical location I will usually work from a number of photographs for the geographical specifics but take care to ensure that I reduce the drawing to a mere representation of the place then I will add my own lighting and weather conditions.