“I have always regarded drawing as the seminal process from which all art forms grow. Drawing as mark making is an intrinsic part of being human; everybody does it but developing a language of drawing and painting that can express feelings and emotional responses is one of my aims. My paintings are concerned with landscape, both in broad expanse and in close up detail and express both the dramatic and subtle ways in which light transforms a subject. A recurring theme in my work is the depiction of water, as it provides a consistent challenge. In the seascapes I try to portray the feelings of being exposed to the power of the elements. Moving water and things moving within water provide a much more complex variety of visual responses. In contrast to this, painting still water introduces a different set of challenges where objects float or are suspended within degrees of transparency and where depth could be unfathomable”.