My work is rooted in both the local and the personal. My practice is defined by daily observations and musings. It is the residue of these moments that informs my paintings. Paintings that are never made directly from life, instead they evolve naturally in the quiet moments within the solitude of my studio space. Here the act of recall plays a vital part in my process in enabling me to instil into my paintings the immediacy of experience that I encountered when out in the land. In a sense it is the emotional that dictates the visual within my work and my aim is to convey this through the language of paint.