Ben McLeod

A painter whose work is heavily influenced by the surrounding landscape of wherever that is: painting as a response to living, working and walking in that landscape. Often composing paintings with thick, textured paint - loosely applied - it is to convey a sense of place, with the physical process of mark-making an engagement with the environment

His work is a visual diary, a desire to capture a sense of the vitality and living quality of the landscape - a response to knowing what it is like to be in the landscape - a personal response to seeing and feeling the effects of the light and weather