I live and work in the Cotswolds in an area surrounded by hills - I am immersed in this space. It is the notion of space which informs my work, whether that be a personal space of memory and experience or the physical space of the landscape itself. Everything I paint has been part of my experience of the world. Sights, sounds, smells all filed away in my memory for future use. I do not paint in the landscape but instead make mental notes, small thumbnail sketches and sometimes photographs which I take back to the studio and here the process begins. I am interested in the myriad patterns that time and climate impose on an ever-changing scene, like memory itself, layered and impermanent.