"My landscape painting hovers somewhere between figuration and abstraction.
"I spend time painting and drawing outside in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly. I rarely do finished work – I have many bits and pieces, loose half-finished studies, drawings in pen or pastel or water colour. For me, drawing in the landscape is a kind of deep seeing: it cements things, commits them to memory.
"My work back in the studio is getting looser. I find I am less and less concerned with the specifics of place, and more with the elemental relationship between land, sea and sky. I try to paint the feel and emotional stirring of the landscape, its atmosphere and weather rather than the look of it."