I have been painting the Dorset Coast for 40 years. These paintings are based on specific places, they are also about journeys and natural phenomena, and looking at the work invites imaginative travel into the distant past. My work about the coast reflects a journey of 160 million years back in time to revisit specific places that I have known since my childhood, derived from subjective experiences in places where land, sea and sky converge. My sense of atmosphere and form has been strongly influenced by this natural environment while my colour palette reflects this connection; sometimes the methods I use for constructing a painting are forced in new directions by a desire to honour specific features in the landscape. In this series of vertical studies I have looked at locations from Dancing Ledge to Eype.