Mariners Way I, II, III, IV, V,VI – This is a series of six oil paintings taken from a wintry Dartmoor night when I was walking the Mariners Way. The gestural mark-making technique combines my interest in Chinese brushwork and the carving of wood engravings. The wood engraving technique made me focus on the negative space which brought a new understanding of my oil painting. I also wanted the gestural brush strokes to act as a cut line on the canvas. The colour is significant as it seeks to represent the colour of the sea; a colour mariners would have been used to seeing.

Pace – The knots in this work represent each step taken on part of the Mariners Walk by the artist. The tally marks represent the record of each step prior to these being transformed into the knots.