My paintings are concerned with the sensory experience of our environment. Although in large part we create in our minds the landscapes we see through our knowledge of history, botany, geology, our memories and our political inclination, we also experience them as raw data: sights, sounds, smells and so on. Walking through a landscape – regardless of history and politics – is a treat for our senses. In some measure, it’s what they’re there for. I worked for many years for the Sensory Trust at the Eden Project in Cornwall, UK. There I saw first-hand the benefits to physical and mental health for people with disabilities who were given the opportunity to spend time in a natural outdoor environment. My paintings share those benefits.