My paintings (oil, acrylic and mixed media on canvas) and mono-prints are concerned with the use of metaphor for landscape; observations of the changing nature of the skies, seas, lakes, flora and fauna have led to a 'shorthand of landscape' (abbreviated mark making), with a sense of a location. I 'translate' the preliminary studies I make on site (sketches/watercolour/photographic) into a more spontaneous process in my studio, that lead to artworks that range in size from small to large and represent changes in my own life. I am particularly inspired by cliff-top walks where there is a sense of infinity and the intimate feeling of a beautiful sunset.