My paintings hover between abstraction and figuration - often depicting a feeling for a place. The textural images usually evolve from forms I have seen when out walking - half-hidden ancient field systems, estuary mud patterns, the ever-changing coastal light, tidal edges. Occasionally my work arises from the line of a poem or from a memory of foreign landscapes. I often start working with an idea in mind but the piece will usually turn out completely different - as the artist Richard Diebenkorn said 'I can never accomplish what I want, only what I would have wanted had I thought of it beforehand.' Jenny Woodhouse.