This series of abstract seascape paintings are based on the Essex coast, particularly around Mersea Island.

The changing seasons, light and general mood of the island throughout the year, act as a continuous inspiration and a catalyst for future experimentation.

I use photographs to record local events and factual representation of the landscape I then reinterpret these via the medium of oil paintings through a more abstract approach. 

In some cases the visual representation is stripped down and simplified to explore the emotional response of 'being there'