Painting continuously for the last nineteen years, I find the love of the sea a place to begin a painting.

I always want to live near the ocean ,I love the country landscape with all its colour and diversity but the ocean calls me back.

The changing light the sound of the waves and colours of the water really draw me in. Invigoration is the effect it has.

The architecture of the coal ships in the harbour here in Newcastle, the enormity of the coal industry and the working harbour are a fascinating series of subjects to work with.