I have managed to get myself out of the studio this week and to the Pyrenees in Spain for some skiing. There really is something incredible about being dominated by mountains in all directions or standing on top of the highest peak with wind battering your eyes and ears.
What I love about skiing as well is that you are really in contact with the elements while being truly at its mercy and despite the dangers and changeable conditions, you exchange that risk for fun-filled adrenaline that is rewarding beyond anything else. It is such a fantastic way to explore and enjoy the mountains.
I love placing myself in nature as it informs my work so heavily and I think it's so important to spend time out of the studio and bring back experiences and raw energy, so that the energy can be met with paint.