I'm a Contemporary Landscape Painter based in Chichester, West Sussex working from my handmade studio at the bottom of my garden. I graduated from Falmouth University, UK in 2007 and have had various group shows along the South Coast from Brighton to Dorset. I have been shortlisted for the National Open Art, and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and have also been an Artist In Residence at the National Open Art. I explore relationships between natural land forms and the present, historical and personal memory attachments made surrounding them. I use oil paint, pen and ink, collage and photography to explore the structure and magnitude of these landscapes. Drawing inspiration through exploratory adventures in the mountains, I gather evidence of both an ever changing composition and an emotional response to what is being experienced. In the studio I allow my paintings to develop organically and rarely look to my source material for guidance. I rely mainly on my emotional memory, creating an ephemeral quality with my work; a momentary glimpse into an environment that is both familiar and distant. The fascination with the natural environment was imbedded in to me at young age, with yearly trips into the mountains of North Wales that were filled with plenty of adventure and possibilities. The wild has now become a second home that provides me with clarity and endless inspiration for my work.