I paint to explore colour and texture through the process of building up and scraping back layers of paint. I am drawn to the incidental traces we leave behind, both physical and intangible that contribute to a rich accumulation of surface and texture. My practice reflects this interest in the processes and materials I use, often incorporating marble dust, plaster and wax. I usually work in series, taking a particular place or experience as both a source of inspiration and a point of departure. Sometimes the ideas are developed as abstract compositions though recent work has been more semi-figurative and focused on the local coast and estuary landscapes.