In this new series of works I combine my experience as a photographer, my understanding of light, colour and texture, and my eye for discovering the unique. While these amazing new works may appear to have been created using paint or soft pastel, they are in fact close-up photographs. These incredibly detailed images emerged from hours exploring the hulls of small boats on which naturally occurring patterns and textures form, some of which have recognisable features like shorelines or horizons while others feature interesting shapes and colours that are simply beautiful. The real magic in these works is in the reproduction and the understanding of the techniques employed to create them. Although the final images are actually photographic, by printing them using state-of-the-art Giclée printing techniques onto archival paper stocks, the final framed artworks possess a painterly quality.