For me, an artist, the countryside is a place of escape from the world of media and the synthetic way of our lifestyles today. The countryside seems timeless, maintaining a dignity and peacefulness whatever happens in the world around me.
I am able to observe, think, and see clearly the changes that have occurred since I last painted there, the feeling of permanency and solidarity with a return to how things look and feel today always remain.
When I paint, the memories of time and place are embedded in my mind. It is so tangible compared to the click of the camera lens. The countryside offers space and distance and with the ever changing skies give me a feeling of being well.
I can feel the sense of place and where my life has taken me. Like the ever changing seasons there are thoughts of the future and whilst following a sequence offer endless possibilities.
I hope my feelings come through in my paintings for you.