My Art is an observation of shifting boundaries:
What we believe in landscape to be truly 'wild' - a wind-blasted coast; a moorland fell - is often subtly written over by the human hand with ancient dry-stone walls, treelines and furrows. They shape and arrange nature’s relentless advance, and in turn, the weathering elements undo what Man proposes.
It is in these lawless margins that I believe extraordinary beauty in colour, texture, and form can arise. In my work I attempt to record these liminal places where countless exchanges between nature and humanity unfold, where the boundaries we set up submit to nature’s will.
When out and about with my sketchbook or back in the studio I try to articulate what I have seen and felt in the landscape. I love the way in which the pastels and paint rebuild and translate whatever it was that originally caught my eye.