Much of my work is abstract, but I also enjoy painting images from nature that appear to me to have an abstract quality, such as rock faces, the surface of water and tree bark. I try to embrace these abstract features and make the most of the colour within the scene. Many of the rock paintings are close-ups, so the viewer cannot tell the scale of the original scene. I like to find a balance between painterly techniques and accurate representation when painting from nature.
These paintings are of various locations, including both local scenes and images from further afield. Wherever I go I take photographs that I may later use as the basis for paintings. I often revisit old photographs, and it may take several years before I feel I am ready to start turning these recollections of the original experience into a painting.