I love to travel and explore new landscapes. And I'm always taking photographs of colours, shapes, textures and landmarks that catch my eye.
Sometimes one of those images will ignite a creative spark and be the launch pad for a new painting. And sometimes the art just takes on life of its own and travels its own path away from that initial spark. That's when you need to set the visual reference aside and just let the work speak to you.
You always need to be open to how the work changes and develops - that's the joy (and frustration) of the creative process.
This gallery contains a selection of some of my favourite contemporary landscape paintings.