I did not start in art in the normal way, having decided back in school that I perhaps had some ability but not a special talent. Instead becoming a hairdresser. Hairdressing for many years was not just what I did, but who I was. When I first picked up a paint brush after nearly 45 years it felt good, in fact very good! Working with hair helped to develop a feel for style, colour, form and aesthetics, so I felt sure I could, and would, be able to paint well. So, what could possibly go wrong? With a lot of work, dedication and more than just a touch of obsession it has gone pretty well to date. My landscapes are built from earth, water, air, weather, shadow and light. Combined with strokes, marks, glazes, scratches and scrapes in a wide array of fine art materials, hopefully representative and recognizable but not constrained by detail. When all comes together there is a sense of space and place in a moment in time.