I am a visual artist working across media with an interest in photography, video, drawing, and painting. My artistic practice is concerned with understanding, recording, and translating direct experiences of ‘wild’ or ‘remote’ places that are accessible from my home on Morecambe Bay. Much of the work emerges through the act of walking and visiting the same locations over and over again.
The work evolves from material that I gather on my walks: such as photographs, drawings, video clips, and notes. This ongoing personal document contains information about the landscape, its history, and my own relationship to it. I continue to interpret and experiment with this material back in the studio, creating drawings, paintings, multi-media installations, and films. Recently I have noticed that the salt marsh along the coast where I live is rapidly eroding, and I have begun to document the changes that are taking place there over time. I’d like to understand the reasons why this erosion is occurring and develop a project around it.
I do not subscribe to the notion that human beings are somehow separate from nature; but rather that we are a part of it. This attitude is embedded in everything that I make and do.