I am always inspired by the city at night and the play of light and darkness. Night scenes really capture the mood, architecture and character of buildings. They portray the obvious and partially hidden aspects of forms. Watercolour is a wonderful medium for painting light. Buildings take on a new life in the evening as illuminated stone surfaces acquire a brilliant glow. Spontaneous, inspirational and dramatic, a scene is discovered as I tour the city looking for subjects for a watercolour painting. Whilst doing so, I am constantly reminded of a statement by Vincent Van Gogh - "The night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day."