I am a Visual Artist based on Morecambe bay in Lancashire, North West England. A great lover of walking and the outdoors, I have spent many hours exploring, drawing, painting and photographing the wonderfully diverse landscapes within reach of my home here. Walking is central to my Art practice – a natural urge to be in the outdoors, combined with the curiosity to explore, discover and rediscover is the driving force behind the work.
Rural and agricultural land; limestone landscapes and mountainous areas, vast tidal mudflats and weatherbeaten coastlines, and the industrial and social history of the landscape continue to inform my practice. I am also interested in what it means to have a ‘sense of place’ and how developing a stronger ‘sense of place’ through exploration and discovery might manifest itself in the images that I create.
I practice drawing and photography on location as immediate ways to express lived experiences and imaginative moments using relatively simple tools. From these initial explorations I continue to make work in the studio. I’d like to capture the essence of these lived, inspired moments; whilst also investigating a more complex painting process. I am also interested in the therapeutic qualities of creativity, walking and the outdoors; and have become an advocate for their benefits to wellbeing
Featured: Recent Work
I’ll be taking part in a joint exhibition – Moving Through Landscape, between 8th October and 5th November 2016 at Signature Gallery in Kendal, Cumbria. This is an exciting opportunity to showcase a... READ MORE
Walking is discovery, and rediscovery. I have relentless enthusiasm for walking in the landscape as it provides life affirming adventures and experiences, new inspiration, and renewed enthusiasm for life. Even a familiar place... READ MORE