My art practice is an intuitive partnership between the field studies, my memory and the painting process, often allowing the materiality of the paint to have the upper hand. I review the sketchbook drawings and colour notes made on my walks, and develop them, freely interpreting colour and marks as I seek form and context. As the abstraction process continues colour choices become a mixture of observation and intuition as I attempt to convey through paint, the experience that demanded a response from me.

As my paintings become more layered there is a synergy with the ancient landscape of this Border country, where history and the time-worn animal tracks are layered beneath the land, veiled by the ages and revealed by man and his labours.

I hope my work depicts – with lyrical and evocative imagery – a sense of the landscape that so inspires me.