The landscape of the Derbyshire Peaks called to me .. “Don’t you miss the weather in Italy?”, they say. Well, kinda, but really, I have to confess, mad as it sounds, I love ENGLISH WEATHER! And if theres one thing you can count on in these parts, it’s English weather. All sorts of weather but mostly, the dramatic stuff; rain, snow, gales, big skies and scudding clouds and occasionally the great big fluffy sort that look like candyfloss. So, for a landscape artist like me, this is heaven.

What is so different from Italy, are the colours. Cool greys, cerulean blue skies, pale greens and plenty of umbers and siennas. And I LOVE them!