Inspired by the landscapes around me I paint intuitively responding to my surroundings. I am lucky to have the stunningly beautiful coastlines and landscapes of Northumberland, the breathtaking Scottish Borders and the incredibly dramatic and vast rolling hills and dales of Yorkshire, all within reachable distance. Colour plays a hugely important roll in all my paintings and I am motivated by the magic of light and the changing seasons. My work is constantly evolving in response to mood and the ever changing weather and seasons. Often my work has a sense of mood and drama but my compositions can also have a sense of stillness, calm and tranquility. Nature in all its wild beauty is what motivates and inspires me to create atmospheric compositions.