My work is an emotional response to the natural world, the elements that create & influence it’s evolution & shapes within the human made world.
I am attempting to share with you what I am feeling, observing & the way i see – not just what we see.
Trees, plants, organic shapes, landscapes, seascapes, natural structures & rock strata are a particular inspiration to me.
I have always been intrigued by the knowledge & ceremonies of Indigenous peoples & their connection with the earth & the wider universe.
I enjoy working with a variety of media, including pen & ink, gold leaf, pencil, 3D mixed media, intaglio & photography.
Shape & colour are becoming more prominent in my work & superseding the importance of the actual subject. My drawings have always taken an abstracted form – I have never drawn figuratively. My photography is beginning to take on a similar abstracted form. So in addition to my nature images I now enjoy photographing & searching for these shapes in urban & coastal areas, buildings, churches, machinery etc. The links below will show you more these aspects of my work.
My professional life has included work in a variety of roles, including, Residential Care for Young People, Youth Work, Teaching & Community Education.
Living at, teaching & managing a Yoga Centre for 2.5 years + time in India aided my understanding of eastern philosophy, nature and our place within it.