"Anna from Tresco Gallery asked me to do another exhibition this year to see whether the Sketches of Tresco had matured into a 'canvas'. The Shore range has just changed the focus from the sea and sky to the land. When I look at photographs I have of Tresco and Bryher, the shore is always the starting point, a foundation to the sea and the sky. The keystone of the colours. What I love about the Scilly Isles, is that you can lose yourself in the colours. Sky - grass - sand - sea - sand - grass - sky. The bands of colour seem to carry on all around you. I have chosen to use the sand as my starting point this year. That implied a more permanent piece, less fragile, less transparent. More solid."