Having worked all my life in London it is not surprising that I should be influenced by my environment and that it should be reflected in my work. When I started about seven years ago to paint urban landscapes my attention was drawn to the hectic pace of urban living,traffic congestion and the daily scramble to get to and from work. Influenced by painters like Edward Hopper I focused on buildings, transport and people.
About four years ago a new element crept in to my painting. A chance image at an exhibition, a new digital camera and an abundance of bad weather, set me off in a new direction. As a result l now view the environment in a different way. My work has become looser, more impressionistic and yet l hope more accessible. My palette has become darker and the work has taken on a more atmospheric quality.