My art shares explorations of untamed spaces and evokes the sense of wonder that connecting with nature brings.
The drama of tumbling hills, unpredictable weather and seasonal transformations on my walks around the Calder Valley and surrounding moorland are a constant source of inspiration.
I enjoy working with organic materials such as charcoal, wood and paper making prints, large scale charcoal drawings and wildlife dioramas in found wooden boxes.
In my studio I create woodcuts celebrating native birds such as Curlews, Golden Plovers and Twites which enliven the spring uplands with their mysterious calling. The glorious ambers and yellows of the Autumn woodland and misty moors are reflected in my work along with the herons on Hebden Water.
As an artist living here in Hebden Bridge it seems almost inevitable this Pennine Yorkshire mill town would make its presence felt in my work. The unique terraces, mills and industrial buildings that make the townscape so visually striking all feature in my prints and drawings.