I love to create “joyful and magical” naïve-style pictures in bright-coloured gouache paint, inspired by a Pembrokeshire landscape full of wild flowers, birds and animals. And I paint entirely from my imagination, creating very personal interpretations of Pembrokeshire - some places are real, others are imagined.
Walking in this marvellously varied county has always been my passion. I must have walked hundreds of miles in all weathers through all seasons and this has made me very aware of the passing seasons - the colours of the land and the sea and the sky are constantly changing with the weather and as the year turns.
As I walk I see all of the things that inspire my paintings: low white-washed cottages and grey-stone farmhouses, small lichen-walled fields of early potatoes, black-faced sheep dotted across purple hillsides, storm-bent hawthorn bushes - and always the ever-changing sea and sky. And for me, this wonderfully unique landscape is full of small but essential detail: the wild flowers and the birds and animals are an integral part of my Pembrokeshire landscape.
So, all of this I paint into my pictures to convey what I feel are the definitive elements of my Pembrokeshire landscape.