“I painted ‘Moonlight at Durdle Door’ after a freak warm and sunny day in February. I was completely in awe at the vibrance of the water. The colours of the seascape were an exceptional contrast to the gloominess of the very grey and damp winter we were suffering in the chalk downs.
We enjoyed the feeling of the sun on our faces for the first time in months, took our socks off and basked in the sun. Rather dramatically as soon as the sun dropped in to the horizon the temperature plumeted, and the glorious bright day switched instantly into an icy cold night, full of moonlight and stars.
For me it is a painting of contrasts, warm and cold, day and night, summer and winter even wet and dry!”