The substance of painting is light.Andre Derain I love

The substance of painting is light.
Andre Derain 

I love this quote and it is almost my manifesto. I have always attempted to catch the excitement in light, how it stirs our emotions, mainly positive, how it inspires, invigorates, transmits wonder and hope.   In my art I am drawn to light and shadows and how they shape our emotions, whether it is moonlight on the sea, summer sun on a British beach, the shadows under chestnut trees in an autumn park or thin spring sunshine on daffodils.
I remember visiting the South of France as a teenager and being mesmerized by the dazzling light, I have been attempting to capture that excitement about light in my paintings ever since.Image

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