I make paintings about our connections with nature. Aiming to communicate an experience of landscape and how we relate to it, I begin from a personal experience of place. I often make work from my surrounding environment, be it landscapes familiar to me, or those which reflect the vulnerability of nature and traces of human activity or which evoke a state of mind. An underlying awareness of climate change motivates my search for imagery. I follow a journey from drawing into paint. Within the painting process, the layering of mark-making and colour can evoke memories of these experiences and also suggest new kinds of space, emotions and even begin to become metaphors of our collective unconscious.
I live in beautiful Mid-Wales where I re-located in 2008, following my MA in Manchester and previously many years of being in Liverpool’s Arena studios.