I was successful in receiving a South of Scotland Visual Arts and Craftmakers Award 2017/18 for my “Tracking Turner Project” from Live Borders, Creative Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway Council. The starting point for this project is the physical and geographical link with Turner and the Scottish Borders. I have become aware that this landscape has seeped its way into my paintings and drawings; the locale has begun to appear unplanned and of its own volition, causing me to consider the historical context within which I now seem to be painting. I work in series of paintings and drawings. In the beginning I paint intuitively the painting goes through various stages of transition and a visual dialogue starts to evolve between myself until a visual resolution is reached.