I learned very quickly how important a sketchbook is to record my surroundings. Once back in the studio as soon as I open the sketchbook I'm transported back to that moment in time. I work in oil on prepared board, canvas or card. Once the painting starts to progress I lay the sketch to one side and paint intuitively, using the brushstrokes, colour and marks to create the light, sound and atmosphere.
This is just a small selection of my sketches.