In my landscape paintings I try to seek out what nature has to offer in the way of shape, pattern, line and form. I then try to design my picture in a more gestural inventive way.
Landscape is very manageable and malleable, I like to move things around (which I often do) to get a more painterly result.
Painting for me is a voyage of discovery, I paint to find out what painting is all about, constantly searching for something different to say in the way I see and feel about the image.
My quest as an artist is to pass on my response and reaction to a given subject at a given time and hope it connects and communicates in some way to the viewer.