I try to express a feeling of what I see, an interpretation rather than a copy. Though it may sometimes appear too abstract, it is at any level a collection of marks or reactions - the paint is there to imply in a natural way the nature it represents, rather than being a controlled exercise in safe formulaic technique.
I paint with long arms as I want my work to be enjoyed on at least two levels. One as representation seen from a distance, and then as abstract indulgent use of paint close up. Some paintings are open to more than one interpretation.
I like to take risks with paintings - paint for paints sake - with hours spent and sometimes satisfactory work being destroyed when things go wrong. It is by taking chances that work develops.
The Bite Black Head - 16 x 12 inches - Oil on panel
Painting on the cliffs - Photograph
The Bite - 16 x 12 inches - Oil on panel
The Easel - Photograph
All about the river - 47 x 37 Inches - Oil on panel