My paintings celebrate nature in all her glory. I aim to capture the freshness of a sea breeze or the softness of a woodland floor whilst exploring the balance between realism and abstraction. I start with lots of quick sketches aiming to capture the essence of a place and to narrow down the parts that really interest me. Back in the studio these are developed into paintings, colours are built up, blended and then often scraped away, often over weeks or months to create rich textures and colours. I exhibit regularly with Byard Art and the Cambridge Drawing Society. Work shown here is on paper and created with a mix of acrylics, collage, pencil and graphite. They are supplied with a mount and protective wrapping.