Lake District Paintings

The Cumbrian fells are shaped chiefly by two things; man’s efforts to exploit them and the weather. These two things nearly always inform my paintings of the Lake District. 

Animal tracks; buildings or their remains; walls and mine workings; fells appearing above low cloud; deep stream gullies, mist and rain often appear in my work in abstracted form. Their importance good or bad is magnified.

I live close to the northern bowl of the Lake District and try to paint the fells with the evidence of human intervention – walls, buildings, paths and agriculture but with nature always victorious.

I try to portray the land returning to its original state as an optimistic rather than a pessimistic view.”