The inspiration for my paintings comes from walking the land especially remote hilly areas. I enjoy exploring wild, undiscovered, rough places where weather, time and the rhythms of the seasons mould and change the landscape. My paintings are made in the studio based on surveillance of these locations recorded through drawings made on site. These are developed and the works come from remembered aspects of the place rather than a copy of the view. The paintings are made using a variety of media including collage, the drawn line and layered paint, reflecting the layers of history in the landscape.