The art of impression is co-created from visual reference and psychological context. I concern myself with integrating the seen and unseen ‘feeling’ of a landscape. To me, to paint is to create a spirit, an energy, a force. Therefore the immediacy of the response has to be unguarded and embrace the journey. Like the sea, the sky, the light, my work constantly evolves, changing as each previous surface is revealed, or hidden, or disguised.
Multiple layers represent, take shape and assemble into almost representational form, which may capture the essence of movement, sound and atmosphere. As the landscape, the paint and brush has its own mind. And like that of jazz music, that element of surprise is what helps to evoke the truly improvisational nature of the environment around.