I am strongly influenced by my surroundings and am drawn to gardens, landscape and still life. I live in Dartmoor, Devon, and the wilder landscape, woods, meadows and streams often come into my work. I draw outside in pencil or watercolour, then use these to work from more imaginatively in the studio. I enjoy watercolour, gouache, oils and more recently egg tempera. Colour, shape, pattern, composition and creating a particular feeling are more important to me than painting a recognisable place.