As a contemporary landscape artist, my work is an emotional response to the landscape of Sussex where I have lived my whole life. I seek to explore my feelings about place, memory and history through my sensitive approach to painting.
My paintings begin within the landscape, often whilst I am walking my dogs – I will spend time really looking; looking at the quality of light, at shadows and the abstract form of distant fauna. I spend time listening to the sounds around me and try to connect with how I feel emotionally. This sensory stimulus feeds into my work, once back in the studio. My motivation is not to replicate where I’ve been as a recognisable place, but to capture how the place made me feel. It is important to me that there is enough abstraction that the viewer can find their own connections within my work – that my paintings evoke an emotive response through the interplay of light and shadow, form and abstraction.