"I am interested in how we are affected by our environment (physical and social), and the synergies and conflicts within that transaction.  This enquiry forms the main body of my practice and poses question such as:

 

Why are we captivated by some visions of the natural environment so profoundly?

To what extent is this captivation the result of a purely visual experience?

What differences do our cultural and experiential ‘lenses’ bring to that? 

   

Critically, how can the ‘essence’ of these sensorial experiences be identified, distilled and recreated? I strive to

“discover the purest forms which will exactly invoke my own sensation”. Hepworth

 

I make work that invites individual interpretation and stimulates affiliation by evoking sensorial memories and related emotions that the viewer may not previously have considered significant. 

From 2022 I have begun to focus keenly on the 'synergies and conflicts' in our relationship with our natural environment. Beginning a body of work which turns the interrogation spotlight on how we are/not accommodating the natural environment, examining the extent to which these choices are conscious with the intention of making them more so.  If not now, when?

The work is now asking you to consider how significant it's subject is to you, in the past, present and future.

Photography and exploratory drawing are the starting points in my process. I then re-purpose unconventional media and experiment with traditional media in new ways to craft the communication.  The result is mainly wall based pieces which verge on abstraction and sculpture. My work reflects a preoccupation with edited drawing, the layering of layering light and with surface texture. The strength of my internal response to a subject means that I am usually compelled to create large scale pieces. 

 

I hope you enjoy seeing what I see, and maybe even feeling what I feel…"

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