For the past three months I've been travelling in Eastern, Central and Northern Europe, hiking, mountain biking and sight-seeing in some truly amazing places.
And I've been painting too: The hugely impressive Accursed Mountains of Albania; the endless white sands and lingering sunsets of the Baltic coast; the breathtaking beauty of Norway's fjordlands.
Due to time (busy having fun) and space constraints (living in a van) these new paintings have an immediacy and clarity. Each one is my response to a special place where I have felt deeply the power and beauty of the natural world.
I've called them the 'European Tour' and so far in the series there are paintings from Bosnia, Albania, Macedonia, Hungary, Estonia, Sweden and Norway.
Home again and the Pennines are still full of inspiration for me, but I can't help thinking that this new series will grow and grow....