I work on themes of change and drama in the urban environment. I have been painting cranes and construction sites in central London and also working on a series of works based on the Port Talbot steel works in South Wales. I want to capture the dark brooding landscapes of industrial decline. I work in a variety of media in the early stages working towards final works of oil on canvas. I am influenced by scale and I find great appeal in what might be considered unattractive. I try to find the picture beyond the immediate image, losing the detail but keeping a sense of space. My painting tends to resolve itself on the canvas regardless of the amount of preparation beforehand.