It has taken 20 years to establish a painting practice. Twenty years to begin trying to interpret the visual elements of life here on the northwest coast. It is a very particular place of enormous daily shifts - the daily tides and incoming weather direct from the Atlantic. The bay is 120 square miles of watery wilderness that plays with light in the most fantastical ways. I don't post many photographs although I'm out with a camera most days. The architectural element you see in this photo is actually a shadow of a section of the Millennium Bridge over the river Lune. It offers a great juxtaposition against the shifting silt below. At this time of the year there's an abundance of algae, so striking in its luminescent green. I like to imagine the silt gets itself all glitzy to celebrate summer