I’ve been painting landscape for about fifty years, as a child I was lucky to have a family aircraft where I could lie in the Perspex nose and watch the world below transform into the abstract patterns of the Pilbara, Kimberley and Eastern Goldfields.

Understandably my painting response was more abstract and colour field oriented than my current work.

I’ve recently decided to dedicate a couple of years to revisiting figurative painting as a response to living in this very atmospheric coastal rainforest country where cloud forms interact so dramatically with terra firma.