I love the glimpse of the twin peaks of Bodmin Moor that is to be had from our nearby ancient hill fort of Castle an Dinas here in Mid Cornwall. It was on a bright early spring day that I was last there and collected the references that led to this painting I’m calling Vision of moorland through the trees. It was only during the painting process back at the studio, complex as it was for this particular piece, that I came to realise the significance of what I was portraying – the importance of focusing on the vivid prospect ahead, no matter what seems to obscure it from where I stand. In my case at present the experience of managing pain and managing the medications that are required to do so, asserts itself in my foreground. The spikiness and earthiness of these trees became the necessary foil for the almost ethereal heights beyond, the streaks of fields and woods providing a transition between the two.