'In 2013 I moved to St Columb Major from St Just near Lands End, where I lived for 30 years. The landscape of mid-Cornwall is very different from the wild and windswept coast near Cape Cornwall. There is a different kind of magic here that I tap into in my work. Some of it is very close at hand in that I often use my garden and my animals as sources of inspiration.
Sometimes in my paintings I am a story-teller - the stories that my paintings tell you may be entirely different from those that I hear when I am painting- that’s fine, but I want my paintings to speak to you, sometimes to make you smile, sometimes to disturb and to move you so that you see things differently.
I have a studio adjacent to my home, The Lanherne Studio which I share with my partner, painter, Tom Henderson Smith.'