Artist’s Statement

Landscape is the original source of my paintings.

This is translated through motifs that represent Field and Furrow, Harvest and Plough, River and Trackway, Fence and Form. The paintings are sometimes nearer, sometimes further, from the subject characteristics.

A period photographing these landscape elements from the air, gave me an awareness of seeing the land as a two-dimensional composition. Other elements have come from observing bands of natural dye colours, in hand woven rugs. These parallel the browns and ochres of field lines, linking back to the land itself.

Thus my current work is abstract, with very strong landscape associations.

The sources remain, but the paintings themselves are the reason for the journey.