My work is about the experience of a familiar place or event in the landscape, and is not made as a topographical record of a particular view or place. My paintings and prints represent a landscape that is a synthesis of colours, light, forms and textures seen and experienced in different weathers and seasons of the year.
I work in both England and the Charente region of France and draw my inspiration from familiar landscapes, which I walk through, close to my studios. I make drawings and take photographs of the landscapes and these become the source material for my imagination.
I visited Australia in 2008 and the sights and colours of the Australian bush, and coasts, of New South Wales and the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland influenced my latest prints and paintings.
I was trained as painter at Chelsea School of Art in the 1960s. Having left college I became absorbed in photography and showed my landscape photographs at the Photographers Gallery and The Serpentine Gallery in the early 1970s.
I taught photography and then printmaking in the Visual Arts Department at Goldsmiths College, University of London from 1972 to 2003. I completed an MA in Printmaking at Camberwell College of Arts in the 1990s. I am an elected member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers and regularly exhibit work at the Bankside Gallery, London.
I have work in both public and private collections and various examples of my prints can be seen in recent books on printmaking published by A& C Black, London.