I am a Visual Artist based in Lancashire, North West England. Through drawing, painting and photography I am expressing the landscapes and places that I visit and explore while walking. Direct experience of landscape through 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; and remote, rocky places where one can ‘get away from it all’, often appear as themes in my work. 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