‘These paintings project the atmosphere of landscape, the rolling hills, moorland and rivers. The process of building many layers of paint over time, eroding and repainting has echoes in the way the landscape has developed. Many of these works are painted in situ.
I try to make paintings which stand in for the landscape itself. The process of building many layers of paint over time, eroding, scratching and repainting, has echoes in the way the landscape is made. In the studio, working mostly with oil, I constantly refer to the many small paintings, sketches and collages I make while outside. These are not the frozen moments of photographs s but paintings which contain the time it took to make them.
Although they are very much images of the real, earthy landscape, I attempt to find a path between representational and expressive painting to convey a landscape that is still happening.’