My recent seascapes and landscapes explore the balance between realism and abstraction and are inspired by the movement of the water and the ever changing light this brings.

I start with lots of quick sketches aiming to capture the essence of a place and to narrow down the parts that really interest me. Back in the studio these are developed into paintings with acrylics, collage and a mix of printmaking and drawing techniques. Colours are built up, blended and then often scraped away, often over weeks or months to create rich textures and colours.

 I exhibit with Byard Art in Cambridge and the Cambridge Drawing Society. I welcome visitors during Open Studios and also at other times by appointment.