I am a fine artist and designer.
A sense of place is important to me and I employ a variety of methods to capture what matters. I produce work in traditional and digital media, such as paint, photography, video, print, 3D, text and digital work. Although I love to use oil paints, being naturally versatile, I feel perfectly at home mixing the traditional and the contemporary.
The landscape, in all its forms is the subject that I am most drawn to, although I often explore other subjects and methods. I also hold a keen interest in still life. I enjoy the discipline of observation and challenges of execution needed to achieve a result akin to the work of the Dutch Masters.
My commercial Graphic Design background is a big influence on my work, as is the subject of maritime and local landscape (I was born in Liverpool and now live in Surrey).
Recently and increasingly, what interests me is my place within a landscape and its relevance to me personally, rather than just what’s observed. I am attracted to the narrative in places, often discovered as a hidden story or hint of history. Because I am no longer able to access many places, I am currently exploring the idea of imagined landscapes reconstructed from memories and details noted in different ways.
In 2010 I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. This has accelerated my artistic ambitions and the condition will undoubtedly influence what and how I create. I’ve accepted that Parkinson’s will be an increasing challenge, but I will let my work grow with its influence. It is part of who I am and what I create.