It should come as no surprise that Britain can boast such a strong
marine art heritage -- 6000 miles of coastline offers an infinite
variety of subjects and challenges for the artist, not least in the
handling of colour and texture in a higher than usual concentration.
The very atmosphere on the coast is different -- thicker, and yet more
infinite in its subtlety and more infuriating in its capacity to taunt
the painter with feelings of inadequacy and despair. But no matter
whether at home or abroad, I try to respond creatively to the spirit of
place, atmosphere and subject, be it river, coast, or estuary.