I enjoy walking in the landscape and I also have a love of abstraction and so the two come together in my art. I work in collage using my own hand painted and printed papers. Some pictures have many layers to them and I enjoy the idea of a painting having a ‘history’ in this way. I also have a great love of colour and the layering process, especially when using thin translucent papers, can create some amazing and unexpected colours which I find very exciting. The landscapes I portray are not actual places but rather ‘memories’ of places I have visited often, largely in my home county of Yorkshire or ‘glimpses’ and impressions of places seen in passing.