“Since moving to Penarth, I have tried to capture the many surrounding scenes, which are unique to South Wales. The relationship between industry and nature cannot be ignored and makes for wonderful composition. The climate lends itself remarkably well to painting in watercolour and by building up pale washes of various tonal contrast, I can manipulate the effects of light and weather. In these studies, my palette was restricted to less than a dozen colours with French Ultramarine, Paynes Grey and Yellow Ochre featuring predominantly.
Wherever possible I have tried to work from observation, although on many occasions this summer, the weather has restricted my work to the studio. Indeed, “Aberavon Docks” was over-painted several times, when rain mingled with the paint to produce a hideous effect.