I have lived and painted in this small corner of north Dorset for the past 36 years. My reason for moving here soon after graduating from St Martins' School of Art, was to be closer to the landscape which I wanted to paint. Which is what I have done, more or less consistently since that time.
It is hard to explain the love I feel for it - which is why I paint I expect. As I get older it is less appealing to go in for outward bound painting, and it becomes less necessary. I feel the contours and colours are inscribed on my heart and retina!