Tidelands

In 2013 I returned to my childhood home on Morecambe Bay after living and working in the South of England. I knew that art and landscape would play a huge part in my future life but didn’t have a clear pathway forwards. I began to take photographs during my evening strolls on the Bay, gradually exploring further afield. In the beginning, this was just a way of being in the world – a chance to reconnect with myself and my surroundings. Over the years my walks have become an important part of my art practice, and also a way of inhabiting the landscape and communicating with it. In 2015 I self-published the work as a Blurb book, which is still available. Since then my experience and understanding has continued to evolve and I may publish or show the work as a whole at some point. I include a small selection of the photographs above: merely the tip of the iceberg!

Morecambe Bay is situated on the Lancashire and Cumbria coastline, just to the south of the Lake District National Park. Covering an area of 320 square kilometres, it is the largest area of intertidal mudflats and sand in the UK.