"All the paintings shown here are oils, which is my favourite medium. I also work in watercolour, which I am finding increasingly enjoyable. I mainly paint landscape scenes - I don't mind what the subject is as long as it has some interesting light and shadow. I prefer painting sunlit subjects, because it increases the range of colour and tone that can be used, and makes the picture look more exciting. I am influenced by the impressionists, particularly Monet, Pissarro and Sisley, as well as contemporary British painters such as David Curtis, Trevor Chamberlain and Ken Howard."