"I have painted cityscapes for over 30 years with Manchester and Salford being my main inspiration. I started by painting individuals but now tend to paint a wider view of the scene. In these compositions I capture indiscriminate figures by painting them loosely so that they appear to merge into the scene. I often highlight them with fleeting glimpses of colour, to give the impression of a fast paced lifestyle. Concentrating on the busy shopping centres depicts the hustle and bustle of modern life.
My other interest is the Northwest Landscape.
Here my paintings focus on the hidden view rather than large panoramas. These are painted initially in watercolour and them translated in larger oil paintings. Freedom and spontaneity are important to me and the use of a palette knife in these works allows me to capture both."