About

inspired by landscape....committed to mark making

I have a lifelong passion for wilderness places and wildlife. My art explores the tension between the elements of nature and the struggle of its flora and fauna to survive against massive odds.

I’m interested in depicting this interaction through markmaking, collage, colour and texture. I am attracted to the Fells and the salt marshes, the mountains and the estuaries to absorb the atmosphere and to observe and record the colours, movements, sounds and shapes. In the studio I work intuitively and fast with wet and dry mixed media. I often push the paint around with my hands to impart energy, expression and gesture to the piece while always trying to retain a sense of place.

Selected Exhibitions

2022
'The Working Landscape', Low Sizergh Barn
Lake Artists Exhibition Grasmere
Winner of the Dufton Art Prize 2022

2021
'Green Shoots' at Upfront Gallery
Lake Artists Exhibition, Rheged

2020
Upfront Open Exhibition
Broadway Arts Festival
'Green Shoots' at Upfront Gallery

2019
'Kaleidoscope' at Upfront Gallery
Lake Artists Exhibition Grasmere

2018
Lake Artists Exhibition Grasmere
Cumbria Museum of Military Life
The Biscuit Factory Newcastle
Upfront Open Exhibition

2017
Lake Artists Exhibition Grasmere
Upfront Open Exhibition
Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London

2016
'Highly Commended' in Wildlife Artist of the Year, Mall Galleries, London
Upfront Open Exhibition