My work is concerned with the materials and processes of landscape; both natural and fabricated. Land form, surface and space; water; vegetation; light; weather; built structures; habitats; time & change are central elements of my practice.
The flat surface of canvas/paper is my chosen medium. Although rooted in ‘landscape’, my current artwork explores the interplay between form and non-form; figure and ground; precision and spontaneity; absence and presence.
Methods of working involve deliberate actions (application of marks, tone and poured paint) and serendipity (allowing the materials to follow their own request). Leaving empty, unoccupied space on the canvas offers opportunity for contemplation; it is the viewers’ task to fill in the gaps, to complete the work.
I have a degree in Fine Art (Painting) and an MA in Landscape Architecture. I am a self-employed artist, landscape architect and guest tutor at the University of Sheffield School of Landscape Architecture.