Happy Valley

My sweet spot in landscape painting combines the opposing forces of representation and abstraction.

Paintings are from an elevated perspective. Topography is an inspiration. Through the painting process, not the figurative view, I create a surface of interlocking, overlapping and tilting shapes.

Layering oils and drawing in charcoal, then wiping and scraping, I work the surface allowing traces to remain. Many turns at painting, drawing and amending are involved.

Landscape is an idea on which to hang my abstract conception of painting. An image is achieved by staying open to change and chance.