My paintings represent deep emotional responses to the land and seascapes of the south west of England, my home since childhood. I work from rapid drawings made in the field and then develop my subject back in the studio by exploiting all the expressionist possibilities of unusual combinations of surface and pigment.
I have spent my life painting and teaching art. I have worked through representational stages and partly through my involvement in teaching, constantly experiment with a wide range of original materials and techniques. I am always looking for new ways to interpret my subjects. Inspiring students and encouraging them to be both imaginative and adventurous has enriched my own artistic output.
I work on the notion of art as memory, fleeting fragmentary images of a brief moment in time. I show changes in atmosphere, weather and movement, especially that of the sea. My work portrays different times of day, a cloud burst or sudden change of light and conditions with the consequent changes in the colour and texture of the land and sea.