The things that motivate me are the everyday experiences we react to, like space, atmosphere and the dramatic play of nature, or its calm and peaceful moods. All these play an important part in the experience and interpretation of the landscape.
I do not want to create a new and unreal world that I do not recognise, feel or see. To be part of this amazing world is in itself a privilege. The variety and ever-changing moods never cease to inspire and motivate me. It is the world I know and want to record as I see and experience it: a world of uncomparable beauty, totally unpredictable and exciting - new every day.
I enjoy the moods and the changes throughout the day, together with the reactions, habits and responses of people in different situations. All this inspires me. To say something about everyday things that are often taken for granted: things that are part of everyday conversation – everyday observation. So why not paint it?
I have no desire to paint the unreal – things that are not understood – just to be different or “with it”, or to invent a world that does not exist. I need to express and interpret what I feel and experience – to be personally involved with the subject. Not copying, but expressing it as I see it and feel it.
At one time or other, all of us stand in awe and marvel at the unexpected dramatic display spread before us. It is the driving force that triggers us to record the moment that could be lost forever.