This is an invitation to see the natural world through my eyes. My intention is to position you in a place where a considered moment is paused, giving you the opportunity to appreciate its aesthetic values, and engage in the rhythms and complexities of nature. My aim is to draw your attention to those fleeting moments in time that we don’t always get the opportunity to consider or admire. The transient nature of light and how it conducts the harmonies of texture and colour in my view is something to behold. Through my work I hope you are able to connect with the things that I find so captivating about nature’s canvas.
I grew up on the Fylde coast in Lancashire and live very close to the Ribble estuary, which I find a constant source of inspiration. I spend many hours observing and documenting the wonderful variety of wading birds that come and go, and the constantly changing weather and light that creates such excitement for an artist like myself. I was a member of a small team that taught Scientific illustration at Blackpool & the Fylde College for many years, where instilling the principles of observation, scientific understanding and accurate draftsmanship were the pillars upon which we built, what we considered, educational art with real integrity. I now work as a full time artist and have representation with the BIRDscapes gallery situated on the north Norfolk coast. To gain a more insightful account of me and my philosophy please take a look at my ‘Biography’ and ‘Rationale’ pages.
I am currently working on a series of seascape pieces based on my many visits to the estuary, which feature groups of waders on the edge of the tide. My aim is one of creating a sense of place and presence for the viewer to enjoy and appreciate.
My work will be featuring in an exhibition at the WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Lancashire, titled “Art & Nature at its best”, along with the work of 10 other artists from 13th April to 22nd May 2015. Follow my twitter feed for regular updates on work in progress and future events.