Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction.
The paintings by Van Gough and Chagall had a big influence on me.
The lifestyle that an artist can have, the freedom to wander in the landscape with no real pressure or deadlines, was a very attractive one.
Painting is really good fun, I have always enjoyed it. As long as I paint what I want with the freedom that I enjoy, I never tire.
In some parts of the world there is very little tidal movement.
I was told I was talented when I applied to Falmouth School of Art and that I should consider skipping the course and proceeding directly to degree level.
I want to paint big, bright, optimistic pictures of the place I love.
I use about 20 different colours to retain the luminance in my work.
I use a wide selection of colours. It is impossible to produce work like mine using only the primary colours as they only mix a certain range of colour.
I still take photographs for my own use, personal studies. I do not feel that I can fully express my views through the medium and this is why I have moved towards painting.
I really enjoy squeezing out a big lump of paint directly onto the canvas and leaving it fresh, immediate and sometimes shocking.
I realised that if I did what I wanted to do, it would work.
I paint what I see, not what a camera would see.
I have lived in Cornwall from the age of 4, so I have always been aware of the artistic heritage that the county has. I feel very proud to be able to connect to this.
I have improved the way in which I paint. The colours are cleaner and there is more energy in the brush work.
I decided to become a painter when my first four paintings where all published and attracted a great deal of interest. I exhibited one of them and it was sold.
I apply paint directly from the tube and with my fingers.
The land of my fathers. My fathers can have it.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
They are all gone into the world of light, and I alone sit lingering here.
The function of posterity is to look after itself.
I praise the Lord, the Sovereign of the royal realm, Who has extended his sway over the tract of the world.
Reaper of enemies strong of grip One kind with his fathers.
Rhetoric is cheap, evidence comes more dearly.
From warriors ravens grew red And with their leader a host attacked.