My art work is an honest attempt to record the indescribable atmosphere present in wild places at certain times of day or night, historic landscapes affected by dramatic weather and light, and the excitement in sudden encounters with Britain’s wildlife.
These subjects as inspiration for artworks are traditional, but I believe them to be timelessly important in the experience of human consciousness. I try to renew attention to these universal experiences, through the media of watercolour, gouache, pencil crayon and air-brushed acrylic, employing a contemporary and graphically dramatic style.
Although I will often use detail to describe a scene, I am much more concerned with expressing sensation rather than photographic accuracy. Painting allows me to heighten colours and emphasise aspects of a scene until a picture blends reality with fantasy, in the same way that memories are both vivid and dream-like.
In May 2015 I took part in the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Competition due to be televised in October 2015.
The competition was judged by Tai Shan Schierenberg, Kathleen Soriano and Kate Bryan, who purchased my Sparrowhawk painting which is now available as a limited edition print at Glastonbury Galleries.