“Before it can ever be a repose for the senses, landscape is the work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock”.
Landscape and Memory, Simon Schama
My practice is based on how people perceive landscape and how these perceptions have changed over time. As our brains each make different connections with the land we see in front of us, I explore, through mixed media, how no two people will ever see the same landscape. Playing around with the sensation of making people feel uncomfortable when looking at my work, challenging them to see landscape in a different way to how they have done before and forcing them into the environment.
Tension is a vital part of my work and I always try to confuse people’s perspectives, contrasting lines and forms that will challenge this.
I think more about my work in terms of process, feeling and the tension that is created there rather than thinking too much about the end result. Process being very important in my work, I enable myself time and space away from my pieces, in order to be able to think; this is an integral part of my practice.
Considering that we all feel the need to relate to landscape in some way or other, I constantly give my own view on how landscape affects me and how I perceive it from day to day. Therefore, challenging my own thoughts and continually questioning what it is I see, I use line and colour that even I myself don’t feel entirely comfortable with. Walking is a very important part of my life and I will use any shapes that I see whilst walking, in my work, taking them out of context and thus challenging the viewer even more.
I currently occupy a small studio/gallery space which is open to the public at the Ferrers Centre, Staunton Harold, Leicestershire, where I sell original work, prints, mugs, and cards.
For any queries about prices of work or prints or for any questions about commissions, please feel free to email.