traveling via train through the Peak District has vastly influenced
my practice, and imagery from these journeys reappear throughout my
work, giving it a strong identity and sense of
place. I emphasize the experience of moving through a
landscape in the display of my pieces; they hang linear surrounding
the viewer and result in an immersive interaction.
perspective through a lexicon of lyrical and seductive marks that ultimately seek resolution
through geometry and formal composition. There is an element of
risk to this impulsive method of creating; which is in turn influenced
by the environment, be it landscape or the way the pieces are displayed.
curling marks that I lay down coalesce to form abstract
landscapes. This abstraction relates to the collective
expectation of what a landscape is - linear with layers and
movement. It is the layers of a landscape which influence
my drawings: furrows, facets and ridges creating the illusion
In regard to
the blank spaces of colour in the paintings, they are to further
manipulate the perspective and sense of depth within the pieces, giving
the impression of multiple layers and an inferred space beyond
geometric shapes also add balance, contrasting and controlling the more
organic and loose mark that I lay down.