My paintings explore observed and imagined landscape and architectural forms. They evolve from half-remembered glimpses seen from the corner of the eye, fleeting juxtapositions elusive to photography, the dislocated reverie of long car journeys, or from more studied compositions. They are created from many visual sources that are filtered through sketchbook work and altered intuitively as the painting progresses.
The landscape is my starting point, not as a picturesque or static view, but as a space travelled through and experienced. It is a source of man made and natural forms, texture and colour from which reductive personal responses develop. I am drawn to distant horizons particularly the silhouettes of trees contrasting expanses of sky. Vernacular buildings, both rural and industrial inspire imagined architectural forms that play with ambiguous perspective.
Structured and methodical approaches combined with spontaneous and intuitive reactions allow me to plan and take risks: to combine control with ‘let‘s see what happens if…’