The younger 'Monet' has always been a hero of mine ever since I discovered art as a teenager. I love the way his paintings evoke a mood (in the same way a short film clip does) rather than simply being a physical representation of a scene. In the same way I see my paintings as a short film clip rather than a photographic still. As I am a keen surfer I love the sea. The ocean has many moods; the way in which water and light interacts at the end of the day fascinates me. The recurring themes of reflection and movement frequently appear in my new work. Equally I love capturing scenes late in the day and into the early evening due to the last drops of warming light filling every available surface. My Cityscapes reflect the many moods of manmade landscapes; I find it exhilarating to express furious movement, artificial lights and the vibrancy of a busy City centre at night as well as the subtler moods of a misty dawn at the same venue.