Hello and Welcome
My artistic practice is concerned with understanding, recording, and translating direct experiences of the landscape and places that surround my home on Morecambe Bay in the UK. I have always loved walking in the outdoors, learning to communicate with my surroundings, and finding meaning within them. These are not passing visits, I return repeatedly to the same locations; often places I have known since childhood. There is a reassuring repetition in this process, yet the experience is varied and evokes an increasing sense of wonder as time goes by.
I am a multi-disciplinary artist working with photography, drawing, painting, and video. As much as possible, I like to work as I walk, so I always carry a small notebook and pen, mobile phone and camera. An uncomplicated approach serves me very well and enables me to respond to events that are taking place in the moment.
Recent work explores aspects of time in relation to place, my physical and mental relationship with the landscape through walking and mobile technology.
My artistic practice is a collaboration with the environment and an essential part of my experience there. It is an ongoing relationship; a means of inhabiting, understanding, or even communicating with the world around me. It is important to me that this attitude is embedded in everything I make and do, whether in the studio or out and about in the wider world.