Having been brought up in Derbyshire I have known its peaks and dales since childhood. My semi-abstract paintings are inspired by the changing atmosphere and colours of the moorland, fields and local quarries. Drystone walls and ancient tracks cross and divide this land, telling of its past. These are the influences and feelings which I try to evoke in my work. My paintings of British breeds of sheep are more naturalistic. I am intrigued by the variations in these animals which are usually thought of as simply white and fluffy.