I always attempt to bring a bit of passion, atmosphere and drama to my work, finding inspiration everywhere. From the marshes and spectacular UK coastline to the fells, moors, and mountains of my beloved Cumbria. I class myself as just an old fashioned landscape painter, who works mostly in oils, although I have noticed a progressive drift towards post impressionism.. I rarely paint exactly what I see unless I am blessed with the light I crave, painting for me is all about the light, with a strong emphasis on chiaroscuro in my work. This obsession stems from train journeys as a youngster to my grandparents in the majestic Scottish highlands. Those wondrous journeys left me with a fascination for light and its interaction with the landscape it kisses.