I am a practicing artist from Norfolk in the UK. I was never able to look at something as a mere object. In my eyes everything has a story, or is a part of a bigger picture. I attach meaning to everything, or observe its poetry. I have little interest in capturing something as it is seen but instead am more interested in capturing a context and feeling that surrounds its place in the world. I use art as a language to express what I have witnessed or experienced rather than what I have seen. I then experiment with colours, layering, shapes, forms, texture etc. in an add and subtract manner, reacting to what has gone before. Sometimes I work in a very expressionist way. Other times it is very controlled. I am heavily influenced by the beautiful and often untamed landscape around where I live. There is a strange light here and my favourite time is when the coastal fog comes in. There is water everywhere. Vast smooth skies are the backdrop to messy and linear forms of reeds and grasses that surge upwards from the marsh areas around the broads. The water itself offers softer rounded broken and distorted shapes borrowed from its surroundings. It reflects the colours of green, ochres, browns and blues and, depending on the time of year or day, maybe pinks, oranges or greys. When flora and fauna break free from these colour constraints it can fill your heart with joy and so you develop the ability to see colour everywhere. The need to capture and experience all of this beauty is what drives me. This along with expressing myself and a need to play and learn.