My recent works attempt to reveal the simplicity of the underlying structure, by removing unimportant details, and unnecessary distractions. There is a lot of drama attached to the landscape of Wales. I attempt to capture that bleak, sombre, sense of isolation.
My work is inspired by an emotional response to the natural world, in particular to the texture and quality of light, which is a vital part of the mood of the paintings. I draw in the landscape and then paint intuitively in the studio, so that the work both has a sense of place, and yet can also evoke memories and personal interpretations in the viewer. There is a sense of intimacy and intensity, and the idea of a glimpse into a remembered reality.
I paint intuitively, so the painting becomes an entity in its own right which starts to make its own demands – in a sense, it begins to answer back.