"Growing up in a rural Staffordshire village helped me to understand the beauty of the countryside, which I still feel so important in order to portray its true character."
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Many things inspire me - from walking the fields and woodlands that surround the area where I live, to watching people going about their daily lives. New ideas for paintings enter my head and I note many of them down on paper, not to forget.
When painting a landscape, a lot of the information is there, but more often than not something needs to be added, or changed slightly. With landscapes I feel it is not so much an idea, but an ability to balance and compose, to a certain extent, what is already there.