I started my art career working on restoration projects like York Minster, Gloucester and Wells cathedrals as part of a stained glass apprenticeship. I quickly progressed onto design work which taught me to compose and stylise subject matter around a 'jigsaw' of painted glass - an approach that still drives my work today.
I am fascinated by colour and like to work with a strong palette to create deep impasto effects with the knife. I relish the often frantic nature of mixing and arranging the paint in thick impressionistic daubs and submitting to a process that creates its own detail and form.
The knife forces me to be bold and decisive. It also produces a kaleidoscope of shape and tone (reminiscent of stained-glass) which portrays the ever-present movement and energy found in nature.
This approach creates a painting which, like the landscape, is constantly changing. So when you move around the room and the glossed ridges of paint catch the light, there is always something new to see.