When I moved from London to live at the seaside the only thing I really missed was Brockwell Lido and my Lido friends.

When I started to paint I realised that I missed the colour of the water at the lido, the water on the Kent coast is often muddy and I struggled to love it. But the huge sky and ever changing, soft, calming, natural colours soon beguiled me.  Initially the colour pallet was so different and everything so alien that I moved away from two dimensional work temporarily and made work from found objects.