The energising properties of colour is the motivation for my richly textured paintings. The spectral wavelength of colour reflected from surfaces has been a fascination since my student days. For me painting is almost a magical process of laying down coloured pigments to reflect light energy and playing with this energy is wonderful. Inspiration comes from nature's palette, with observations of colour contrasts as the seasons change. My paintings are produced by a prolonged process of repetitious mark making and overpainting.