I grew up in the north east of England on the edge of a town with a factory and industrial units at the end of the street. Having freedom to wander the local countryside gave me an acute awareness of transitional spaces between urban and rural landscapes, and of the effect of human activity on landscape.
Through print, photography, collage, drawing and video, my work considers aspects of landscape; structures in the landscape; the mystery of what goes on beyond a boundary fence; and our impact on the environment, altering or destroying it in our desire to utilise or experience it.
I combine imagery from personal experience and memory along with photography and digital mapping tools. Sometimes in these landscapes things are not quite what they seem at first glance. A red sun might just be a nuclear reactor viewed from above, and distant trees the grooves on a corrugated shed in the adjacent industrial park.
I run drawing and painting classes and workshops in a range of art media and techniques, to groups of adult learners in Sussex. Click here for examples of work produced by students on my courses, and read some testimonials here.