My work is abstract but deeply rooted in observation around the Cornish coastline. The observations are not of panoramic seascapes so much as the small dramas that occur where the sea touches the land. My gaze is not up to the horizon but down to the rock pools, stones, sand and shoreline and to objects left by the receding tide. I am excited by the way the waves force small stones into crevices formed by large boulders, by the way water distorts submerged forms and by the way the passage of water around sea stones and boulders creates a movement, energy and relationship between the forms. My eye is led to the contrast between the hard edges of forms and the softened edges where water touches or submerges them. In some of my more recent work I have applied this visual language to other subjects, such as still life, where I can continue to explore the relationship that exists between edges and surfaces and forms and the quality of light within which they are seen.