I am a Visual Artist based in Lancashire, North West England. Through drawing, painting and photography I aim to express the landscapes and places that I visit and pass through on my walks. Walking is central to my art practice and I often visit the same locations again and again, making work as a result of each new experience there . This ongoing process of discovery and rediscovery has enabled me to see and experience the places that I visit in a surprisingly diverse number of ways.
History and stories that are woven through the landscape; industrial landscapes and places in transition; remote, rocky places where one can ‘get away from it all’; and a fascination with what it means to have a ‘sense of place’ often appear as themes in my work. I am also interested in the therapeutic qualities of creativity, walking and the outdoors; and have become an advocate for their benefits to wellbeing.
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.
Featured: Recent Work
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
I’ll be taking part in a joint exhibition with fellow Artist and landscape lover Fay Collins between 28th April and 22nd June. ‘Nature Returning’ is the first exhibition to be showcased in the... READ MORE