There is barely a day that goes by where I am not in awe of the beauty of the Welsh landscape around me. In the relatively short time I have lived in Wales, I’ve explored a fair bit. I love being out in nature, whether it’s wandering the trails of the many majestic forests, relaxing on the shorelines of the lakes and reservoirs, taking in the views from atop the Brecon Beacons, or walking stretches of our incredible coastline.
Every season has its own inspiration to offer — fresh new foliage, luminescent in the hazy morning light in spring; deep blue skies with white fluffy clouds in summer, fiery displays of autumnal trees in autumn, and sunbeams through dramatic clouds following winter showers.
As an ex-professional photographer, I have a huge collection of photos I’ve taken over the years that form the basis of my works. I constantly take photographs when out and about capturing new ideas and inspiration for my art.
My work is my attempt to present how I see the world – through painting both sweeping vistas and epic skies but also the smaller more subtle displays of nature’s beauty. I want viewers of my work to experience not only the awe and wonder but also the sense of peace and tranquillity I’ve felt at being present in the scenes I paint. I hope my paintings convey the magic of Wales and inspire others to take time out and explore for themselves.