A personal collection of paintings and stories of the sea …. (with a few painterly tales added here and there). Please note, some of these passages are written by me, but many are quotations from books by writers whose work I love .... I place them here alongside my paintings, because stories, descriptions and poems, I feel, help give my art greater depth and magic …. And that in addition to walking on the beach, watching the sky, sketching and photographing people and wildlife – reading and writing are all part of the creative alchemy ….