"I was born in the tropics, where all the colours in the landscape are so intense and I wonder if this hasn't always remained with me. More than that though, when I observe the landscape, I feel a deep sense of gratitude and joy, and the brilliant colours I use are an expression of this. I want people to feel a sense of this when they look at my work.
There's a flow of energy through the land and when I'm out there, I become part of it, especially when I'm painting. Whether outside or in the studio, I become completely involved in the process of painting, and only think about what I am doing right then; composing the picture, simplifying, and using intuitive colour choices that reflect what I feel about my subject."