Preliminary sketchpad studies are an integral part of my art practice. I enjoy drawing and painting 'en plein air' often battling against the elements.

Increasingly, I find myself taking photographs and short films whilst out walking the landscape

too. I make notes about weather conditions, sounds, sights and smells and these all act as a springboard for work back in the studio.

Started these two paintings in the wind
Painting on Porthmeor beach #porthmeorbe