I feel especially creative in New York because of the relentless energy of it. There seems to be a buzz there that never stops. The noise, the light, the skyscrapers, the very industrial aspect of parts of New York and the monumental aspects of some of the buildings and me finding myself in the middle of it all is something I find so overwhelming that it fills up my mind and spirit until I want to go to the studio and get it all out of me into a drawing or a painting. There is an incredible rhythm to New York that literally makes me move in front of a drawing in the same way as I feel the city moves. When i draw New York I sometimes find myself making a big tall mark with my whole body, from the bottom of the paper way up to the top, where the mark becomes thinner, as a line becomes thinner if it were to disappear into the distance. Then there is the light and the big open sky. That adds a different element to the drawing, like a different energy as if it were a different time of day, because the sun is always higher than it its in London. Suddenly there is more vertical space in the drawing as the sky feels taller.