I have been making these images for several years now, but only began to process them recently, as a result of rebuilding my website. The Impressions project began when I saw a particular scene on my regular photo trips around the Northumberland coast. I was always inspired by the colour block work of Ernst Haas, and the colour images of Franco Fontana, and this coastal landscape consisted of only four colours – green fields, yellow fields, blue sea and lighter blue sky. The result was an image which contained little definition, but bands of colour. It was the beginning of a project which continued for several years, in many countries, and still sits alongside my regular image making. As it developed, it has taken on many variations, and some of the results are shown here. Flowers and still life photography may not conjure up the most exciting of thoughts, but when conducted with feeling, the images look very painterly and attractive, especially when displayed tastefully in a room setting.