Most encounters with nature are short and fleeting and these works aim to capture and record them. The work is the culmination of many visits to the centre and its surrounding countryside. Alla Prima translated directly from Italian means all at once and refers specifically to my painting method. Paintings are done in one session working fast and spontaneous. This means there is always an element of surprise and controlled experimentation to my work which hopefully creates a sense of energy and excitement. The paintings are in Acrylic on both canvas and paper.