“The soul needs to look out at things and find rest and peace and beauty in the things that the eyes are seeing.” Anna Pavord. I have always found great comfort and joy in the landscape. This continues to be a great inspiration for my paintings, whether small pieces on location or larger ones in the studio. I am intrigued by the ever-changing weather and seasons, which so dramatically change a locality. My work intends to be a reaction to the essence of a place. The Surrey hills and south coast have been of particular inspiration for me over many years. Landscape often stops me in my tracks and demands a response before the light or weather shifts and what I saw changes into something else. I find the way that light falls across this landscape and creates a particular mood and atmosphere very absorbing as I try and capture that particular moment in time. Some of these places and landscapes I have re-visited time and again and it is through my exploration and reflections that I have developed a deep understanding of their character. I work in oil paint mostly on location and my technique could be described as ‘loose and impressionistic’. I sell my work both nationally and internationally and also work to private commissions.