I work in mixed media, mainly acrylic paints and inks, adding all kinds of different materials to bring texture and drama to my work. I like to be experimental with techniques, which often brings an element of abstraction to my painting style, which I love. My inspiration comes from the landscape of the UK, Andalucia and some of the wonderful places I have visited. My paintings are not necessarily exact representations of a particular view but, more about the essence of the landscapes that I see. Most important to me are the memories evoked by a particular location; the light, atmosphere, colours and textures, weather conditions. Mainly I like to work in my studio, allowing my own personal interpretation of the landscape to flow on to the paper or canvas. Often the spontaneous glide of paint or the serendipitous effect of added textures suggests a feature of the landscape, which I love to develop, and which brings individuality and vibrancy to my work.