My artwork explores the happy contrast between man-made geometric structures and the wild, fluid and irrepressible power of nature. My early landscape paintings were inspired by spending several summers as Artist-in-Residence at a country house in Yorkshire and later by visiting heavy engineering works. Using oils/mixed media, I have tried to capture both the raw brutality of industry with its eroded textures as well as the poetic natural beauty of gardens and the wilds alike: most recently, the distorting effects of borrowed light and reflections on water (a lake, a canal, a calm harbour or a vast coastline). I seek to capture the moment when luminosity and shadow lie in perfect harmony. Working and private art tutoring from home in Crouch End, my work has been shown in Yorkshire and London.