I have been making art for over a decade, going back to art after living abroad and raising a family. A few years ago I made a decision to concentrate solely on painting landscapes that have meaning to me, experimenting in oils, sometimes including mixed media; there is a sense of self-discovery. Some of my works remain permanent and others become transient within the environment they occupy, depending on the medium I have used. For me the landscape is not clearly seen or understood until it has been exposed through manipulation, often using layering techniques and different processes. When painting, I aim to draw attention to hidden elements within the environment, hopefully giving nature its true value.