The effect that light has upon landscape is the starting point for most of my work. The way that a shadow falls across a wall or the sunlight picking out a distant field can alter a scene that we think we know so well and yet in that fleeting moment a new possibility of reality is called into being. My preferred medium is watercolour. The wonderful transparency and immediacy of its nature seems to be the perfect medium to try to express light in all its guises. Recently however, I have returned to oil painting, having worked in watercolour for so long it has been interesting to paint similar subjects in both mediums. Whatever the subject my approach in both watercolour and oils is to work for as long as I can as loose as I can, only to add the 'structure' towards the end of the painting to , hopefully, pull everything together without tightening up and overworking the painting.