Picking up a paint brush and trying to convey a place and moment in time is challenging. The struggle to overcome these challenges results in so many lessons and it's these that keep painting interesting for me. My intention is to savour the journey that I'm on. To bring to bear everything that I've learned and understood in the pursuit of creating my paintings.
I prefer to paint from life, 'en plein air' whenever I can. Being immersed in nature gives me greater insight into colour and atmosphere than any photograph could ever do. I do use photographic reference material when painting my studio pieces, but I also draw extensively on the many hours studying nature directly. I want my paintings to tell the truth as I see it. We all see the world differently, but maybe in my paintings you'll see something that resonates with you too.