My paintings are from places I visit and to which I regularly return. I paint these landscapes because of the memories and associations they hold. They have a beauty and a feeling of isolation that I want to capture.
I have always been interested in the idea of realising a sense of place, of finding one owns heaven, a place to be. It relates to my feeling of belonging and awe in certain places that link with memory, familiarity and spirituality. I think these places allow me to ponder, reflect and be proud of my place within these landscapes. These places are raw and wild and clear the mind from the stresses of the everyday taking you far away to somewhere else..... if only for a little while.
‘A sense of place is our internal compass, our personal map made up of memories, sensory attributes of sight, sound, smell and touch, and being in the moment' - Donna Watson