My work is based on the dynamic of nature and the interaction of nature with the elements ... above all I'm trying to express my reaction to the sound, the smell, the colour, the texture, the movement and the interplay of sunlight, rain and wind within the natural environment. I work largely with acrylic paint on canvas using only the primary colours mixed on the palette or on the canvas itself. This allows me to harmonise naturally with the subject. I like to take large canvases to the subject, this enables me to react and respond allowing my natural rhythms to guide my brush strokes and the colour to mix freely and in harmony. When I can't do this I make smaller paintings on location and then create larger works in the studio. I want my audience to feel this dynamic interaction with nature and enjoy it as a performance captured. My influences come from the Impressionists, the Expressionists and the Abstract Expressionists.

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