I love the glimpse of twin peaks on 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 that I call 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 my goals in life, no matter what seems to obscure them from where I stand. In my case at present the experience of managing the pain arising from secondary bone cancer and of managing the medications that are required to do so, asserts itself in my foreground. The spikiness and earthiness of these trees is the necessary foil for the distant, almost ethereal heights beyond and for the fields and woods that provide a transition between the two.