The underlying themes in my work relate to the energy of a site whether it be urban or rural. Many subjects inspire me but I regularly return to the landscape during my travels around Britain. Certain places have particular significance and I aim to explore not only their physical beauty but also the energy, stories and human connection contained within them. I am drawn to the relationship we have to the earth and our environment.
I work predominately in paint, print, drawing and photography to develop a visual vocabulary, creating pieces out of many layers and textures. I select media and mark making in response to the site I am exploring; drawing, photography and conversations underpin my research and understanding of a place.
I have taught art and design for over twenty years, having originally trained in graphic design and illustration. During this time I was introduced to printmaking in its different forms and have frequently returned to this medium as an integral part of my work.