Recent landscape paintings in the studio further explore the idea of imagined and invented space. These images were worked intuitively from casual observations of colour in the environment and cloud formations. These big skies have been etched into my memory as they float past, across time and place. These paintings have been produced quickly with energy from minimal source material, from the imagination or in situ of the environment. Drawing upon memory has played a large part in constructing my current paintings. Slight elements of abstraction have increasingly found their way into my work in the form of abstracted colour and shape, often placed with the palette knife or obscured with a broad brush. This transforms traditional subject matter and materials into a more contemporary practice.