I visit North Norfolk once or twice a year and have done since 1991. For a brief period I lived and worked there before returning to London to take up a teaching role. It was and remains a place that affects me deeply, with it’s transient light, endless space, and huge skies. On this trip I made a small series of paintings that focused on the North Sea. The weather was inclement and the infamous easterly wind was cutting and cold. Narrowing down my focus is quite a challenge with less to paint. The moody sea and brooding skies though were enough to find the variations and expression I needed.