As a painter who also designs surface patterns for fabrics etc, I am always instinctively drawn to find the pattern in landcapes.

I’ve recently re-learnt the benefit of repeat drawing and painting the same scene using a variety of medias. In doing this the mind, eye and hand join forces to develop a language of mark-making to represent the landscape and as one makes more responses of the same scene, one begins to edit colours and marks too.

And for me, that’s where the ideas for future patterns begin to emerge.