One of my favourite things to do is set out on a road trip just as the sun is coming up and photograph the ever changing landscape as the sunlight spills over it. Then I can’t wait to honour that beauty in a painting back in the studio. My photos are snapshots used as a reference point to start the artwork from rather than something to copy directly. In my lifetime, it will be impossible for me to use all of my paint-worthy images. There are thousands. Each time I choose a scene to paint from, I relive the feeling I had standing in that spot or driving through that countryside. I hope that my paintings will remind people of a time when they enjoyed something similar.