My work is often inspired by an experience and in this case it was the landing at Riga airport. As the aircraft tilted sharply to one side, I had a view down onto colourful houses, rivers, forested areas (which appeared almost black, marshy land, and the winding shape of the river Daugava which snakes through the land.
There was a green that I came to term Latvian Green and I used some of it in my paintings. It was on many of the wooden houses and also on the money notes.
Oil and acrylic on canvas
140 x 100cm
Photographer: Fiona Stanbury