I started painting in the late 1980s, inspired by visiting a local artists exhibition in Threlkeld, near Keswick.
Now, almost thirty years later, I am enjoying my painting and exhibiting more than ever, and I now live in Threlkeld, looking out towards Blencathra's famous spurs.
I began with watercolour, and occasionally return to it, but now use watercolour and charcoal mostly for quick sketching outdoors. My work evolves from those sketches and from photographs taken whilst out walking in all weathers with my dog, Ralph.
I find nowadays it is acrylic paint that best allows me to capture the atmospherics and infinite moods of the mountains and moorland that I love so much, sometimes also combining acrylics with gesso and pastel in order to portray the textures of grasses and rocks in the landscape.