I’ve continued with the panoramic landscapes of last year, but I’m trying to be more painterly, less bogged down in detail, and to derive joy from happy accidents. In fact, joy in creating something that pleases me is really the main reason why I paint. Having grown up in the country I am still moved by the sight of light on a hillside, subtle colours in the landscape, strange and interesting topography, spectacular distant vistas. As I travel around Tasmania there are countless places where the view from the car contains such features. These places are my inspiration.