It was late May when I painted this, but there was still a chill in the air, as is so often the case at this time of year.
I'm guessing that the breeze was Westerly force 3-4. I was immediately drawn to the wispy, fast moving clouds that passed above, shifting and forming striations in the sky as I sheltered in the dunes. "It is so much warmer here than a few feet away on the shore. Sand in my clothes, but who cares. it's warm, quiet, energising. Sun warming skin is one of life's great pleasures," this is the note that I wrote at the time.
I'm often asked why I don't put any people in my paintings. There were obviously a few people around on this particular day. The answer is that they would become the centre of attention in the painting and I want the simple elements of clouds, sea, sand and grasses to be the focus.
Life at its simplest.
'It's warm in the dunes' oil on canvas, 80x100cm please email me for further information email@example.com