have been working as an artist for ten years now, mostly from my studio in Kelham Island, where my murals adorn utility cabinets and the walls of Green Lanes.
Depth, perspective and light are all important elements of the work, which is an expression of my reaction to the world I see. My palette is rich in the earths that surround and inspire me.
I describe my practice as slow art, creating a visual narrative for the eye to wander around, explore the nooks and crannies, and ponder the stories suggested in the image. Influenced by Martyn, Turner, Kieffer and Eardley, I work wet on wet with a painting knife, depicting landscapes both real and imagined. I sometimes incorporate elements of that landscape, mixing organics and minerals with the paint.
I work in series and themes I have covered include the Arctic Convoys, Industrial Sheffield, Mining, Deindustrialisation and Fishing.