Inspiration comes mainly from my local environment and travels, using photography and sketches to build up ideas. Friends and regular clients occasionally send me photos and cuttings which often trigger visual suggestions which might contribute to a new phase of work. I've always enjoyed being out on the water, rowing on the Thames, sailing, and paddling around the Cornish creeks and rivers. All these experiences continue to be hugely influential on my work.
My subjects revolve around Life, Place and Water, but I tend to move through these in phases, using mixed media techniques, acrylic or ink on paper and canvas, quite often returning to a subject phase if something new triggers fresh ideas. I keep all my photos, magazine cuttings and sketches (not in an organised way) and they continue to influence my work as I rediscover them.