Marks that life has left behind, both of self and in the landscape - especially the rural landscape in which I live - all inform my work.
Using a range of mediums, including paint, gesso, textile, natural found materials and ceramics, with, typically, a simple, subtle colour palette, I explore the ideas of traces of what was once there and what remains.
The beauty in decay, the subtle and not so subtle marks and layers of interactions with the landscape - by humans, flora and fauna and the elements - and the story that tells.
My work has been shown at exhibitions in Derbyshire, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire including Wirksworth Festival, Ashbourne Festival, The Clayrooms Open Studios and Welbeck Open Studios.
Based in rural Derbyshire, on the edge of the Peak District, England, I originally hail from Sussex. For as long as I can remember I have created art in some shape or form.
Despite studying law as an undergraduate, I found my way back on the artistic path and completed my Art Foundation as a mature student in 2007. Since then I have worked in both 2-D and 3-D visual art as well conceptual and installation with the collective Farrago, of whom I was a founding member.