Artist's Statement

I mainly paint in oils and whenever possible work en plein air in front of the subject or scene trying to capture the atmosphere and light effect. If I cannot do this I like to complete a study and also use my sketchbook and camera to record information for a studio painting.

I am particularly inspired by reflected light sparkling on water, and I often like to include people and their activities bustling markets and restaurants of Provence, atmospheric canals of Venice, harbours, cliffs and beaches of Cornwall and more recently the Thames its boats and bridges.

I hope when I have finished a painting it communicates to the viewer my initial inspiration!


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