As humans we have evolved from nature and therefore have a deeply ingrained physical and spiritual connection with it. I create paintings as a response to my own experience of landscape. I use paint, applied in sweeping, spontaneous brushstrokes, to evoke the raw experience of nature. The resultant paintings are as much about my feelings and the atmosphere of a place as they are about how it looks. As a result they are not ‘realistic’ and can be quite abstract. This is important as it allows viewers to bring their own interpretation and experience to the work.