To me, light in all its forms and its effect upon the subject, provides the starting point for many of my paintings. It provides the sparkle, impact and/or mood to a landscape, seascape, village etc. For example: shimmering highlights on a stream or water in a harbour, sunlight coming through spring or autumn trees, long shadows from a winter sun on snow covered ground, a grey misty morning on the moors.
Like many artists, past and present, I find the seaside, boats and harbours a great source for paintings. From sedate creeks, small sandy coves, pebbled beaches to pounding waves on jagged rocks, through the endless variety of fishing boats or yachts that add a human element and also scale. All this without forgetting the wide selection of small but wonderful fishing villages or harbours scattered around the British coastline, each having a unique feeling and identity.
Venturing inland there's a wide variety of picturesque farms, small country villages and towns. Many of the farms and villages are ideally located within wonderful ‘British' landscapes that again provide an endless source of material for my paintings.