My work has evolved in recent years towards paintings that are more free and open, with increasing awareness of spacial composition and elemental factors. The paintings a statement about the land or sea and are based on an exploration in a semi-abstract form. It is an investigation into divergent and complimentary forms, their compositional as well as abstract relationships within the natural landscape, a human experience of the land rather than its material presence. A sense of place.
Whilst my chosen medium is oil or acrylic, mixed media features considerably in my work I feel it adds expression and dynamics. I try to evoke a sense of movement, energy and atmosphere within the work and use a sense of colour and mark making to record the textures and traces of the landscape. The process of layering features considerably, as with the status within the landscape, thus forming its own history.