Layerscapes

 

My paintings are 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 intentional and incidental markings such as 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.

 

The marks made and the surfaces and forms left are quiet reflections on landscapes I have known.