A Fresh Look, 2013

Working in St. Ives last October, overlooking Porthmeor Beach, I noticed how the line between sea and sky is sharply defined in bright sunlight, yet fades away so as to be barely perceptible in wild weather. Hidden or obvious, to me the horizon is a reassuring constant which divides, and also creates contrast, juxtaposing variations of land, sea and sky. I look up at the horizon – literally and metaphorically – and experience the limitless possibilities of the beyond.

For me as an artist, the horizons of the landscape – whether it is the uneven horizon of hills and trees beyond my window in Bristol – or along the various coastlines of the South West – continue to provide a rich seam of ideas, inspiration and images for my work. Each painting is a journey, and often within each painting there is a journey also. Each painting represents how I feel about a particular sense of place.