I’m showing some work in the beautiful Storey in central Lancaster from 25th November until 7th December. Please drop in for a look if you are passing by. Here are a few words that I wrote to go with the show:
For as long as I can remember I have spent as many hours as possible walking and exploring the diverse landscapes that surround my home on Morecambe Bay. I have found that certain places linger in my thoughts and draw me back time and time again – the limestone hills around Farleton, Burton and Hutton Roof; the salt marshes and mudflats on my doorstep at Bolton-le-Sands; and the industrial coastal paths at Heysham.
I have been documenting and expressing my experience of these places through photography, drawing, and painting for several years, but rather than exhausting possibilities over time, they appear to be expanding and multiplying. It seems the more I get to know a place, the more complex and layered my relationship with it becomes. This is increasingly exciting and absorbing. There are specific locations on my walks that continue to capture my attention and my imagination. I have come to think of these as Waymarks and I have begun to make an interconnected series of works about them.
This is an opportunity to share some of the drawings and paintings that I have been making here in my studio at The Storey, but my project is wider than this and will hopefully continue to develop. If you’d like to see more of the work, you can connect with me online in the following ways: