I believe passionately in the power of art to transform both ourselves and the environment in which we live. Art enhances our lives, it has always been with us; we started drawing on walls in caves; we need to reflect on the world, to present it back to ourselves in different forms. Although from the UK, I have spent many years living and working abroad and enjoyed the experience of getting to know different peoples and cultures. I spent many years in Germany, Cyprus, and most recently in the Middle East. All these places are present in my work and you don’t have to look very far to see the evidence; the blue and turquoise of the Mediterranean, the warm ochres of the Persian Gulf, an underlying preoccupation with design, order, and the tactile qualities of earth and stone.