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 have had a busy summer of creating, exhibiting, and grabbing precious opportunities to work in the outdoors. As Autumn crept in I returned to wander in the limestone fells and pavements to... READ MORE
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