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My painting is inspired and informed by the natural world.
Observation, imagination and memory are equally important in how I view and experience the world.
The actual process of working is very exciting. I rarely start a painting with a completely fixed idea.
Walking through fields and hills is a source of many ideas. Different weather, states of mind, and company all add a sense of variety and drama to being outside.
Sometimes a place name or historical fact will also indirectly set the agenda and spark off a whole series of ideas.
On a purely visual level, colour, structure, form, texture, strength and fragility are all very important aspects of the landscape that fire up my imagination.