Over the years I have built up a collection of sketchbooks through which I have continued to develop ideas. Having captured the initial sense of freedom and ‘letting go’ I continue exploring the sense of energy and spirit that first impressed me. This release of energy and spirit in relation to a location is a highly personal and rewarding experience waiting to be translated on to the canvas. This translation becomes not only one of emotion and memory but one of joy and commitment. The paintings become not literal translations of the place but something altogether more ethereal and personal.