Since the start of the year, I've been using oils and watercolours to bring you the sensations of being by the sea from the sandy beach at Lytham St Annes, Lancashire and Ross sands in Lindisfarne on the Northumberland coast.
I've continued the themes which have occupied me previously, paintings inspired by the sea's movements and rhythms.
As you know, the marine environment is ever changing, leaving remarkable visual shapes and patterns in its wake.
Walking along the sandy beach near Amble, you come across rocks which the sea has carved out and created beautiful natural curves and lines which surprise and delight.
It is these unusual shapes, patterns and rhythms together with the views from the shore that affect the way I paint my beach paintings.
I've completed three new oil paintings recently from views near Lindisfarne. Calm seas, Ross, Lindisfarne (sold), Serene seas, Ross sands (shown) and Offshore, Ross sands.