Originally from a hill farm on Dartmoor, I grew up with a lot of curiosity for the world around me - it's beauty and mystery is enthralling. I am fascinated by the magnificence and vastness of the natural world. We humans are so inconsequential in the grand scheme of things yet so consequential in our actions. I often have tiny little figures in a vast landscape as a reminder of this.
I have worked in lots of different mediums over the years but at the moment wool really grabs my attention. Wool has unique properties like no other art medium, amazing vibrancy, texture and depth. It provides a very raw emotional feeling to landscapes and exuberance and aliveness to my aerial seascapes.
Creating abstract works is something I also love to do; there is something about the unfolding and serendipitous nature of the process that makes me truly happy - it's exciting to see what emerges. I improvise daily on the piano too, often making abstract pieces to music. I find one form of creativity can really help influence and inform another.
I also take part in weekly life drawing classes, charcoal is a medium I really enjoy as well as the challenge of observation and trying out new techniques each week.
My work is exhibited widely across the UK and is held in private collections at home and overseas.