I believe that our lives are inextricably linked to, and influenced by our earliest experiences. I was brought up in North Cornwall and spent most of my formative years beside the sea and amongst the varied landscape of the West Country.

Today layers of paint on canvas or paper represent through colour and texture the essence of places remembered. Working mainly from memory enables me to manipulate the original place, to express my experience of it, to exaggerate and improvise.

The artist Barnett Newman wrote:

“To create a work of art means, to me, to express something that is deep in one. It is

 an attempt to put down what you really believe and what you really are concerned