"Painter, drawer, restorer of 1850's Convict built Sandstone Inn. Tootles around with hounds in '74 VW Kombi 'Dot', inspired by the landscape"My work has been called peaceful, atmospheric and tonal. I work mainly in gouache and oil, although my recent works have been more mixed media, using charcoal, pastel, conte or oil stick. I have to be inspired by something I have seen, so I do end up working in the landscape a lot or interiors from life. However I find myself working more and more from the impression of what stays in my minds eye, finishing off in the studio, creating semi-abstracted works, always layering the colour and enjoying the mark making that occur from happy accidents as I use scratchy brushes, sticks and sometimes pencil to make marks in the wet paint. Always striving to reduce and simplify.