My inspiration comes from walking in Cornwall and Scilly watching the landscape slowly change with the seasons.
I work on the high moorlands, the seashores and all places between – trying to capture a sense of place and time in both the big views and the small details. Working in sketchbooks I make visual and written notes.
Not everything can be painted, birdsong, a snatch of conversation, the passage of time through the landscape.
Sometimes I paint on the spot and sometimes the sketches are worked up in watercolour, acrylic, inks and charcoal back in my workshop.
I produce sketchbooks for publication as well as handmade artists books for galleries and commissions.
Teaching has become a large part of my life. There’s nothing to match the ideas and energy in a room of creative people hard at work.. and nothing to match that feeling of a long day in the workshop trying to achieve something close to the picture I have in my head…