I enjoy travelling and many of my works are directly influenced by encounters with nature. My inspiration comes from changing light, sculptural forms in nature and from trying to capture a sense of time in my work. I grew up near Dartmoor in Devon and spent many hours watching how quickly the weather can change and its effect on the texture of the tors, moorland and skies. During the past year I have focused my attention on exploring the arrangement of pattern, shape and light in the landscape as a way to measure time and space.
My work explores the temporal nature of construction and deconstruction, referencing both the physical state of the landscape as well as moments that depict its force and fragility.
In my latest series I explore the intricate details and textures of our meadowlands. Grasses are often overlooked and underappreciated. They gracefully sway in the breeze, whispering stories of resilience, adaptation, and interconnectedness. Their ability to thrive in diverse environments, from lush meadows to arid plains, reminds us of the innate strength and adaptability that resides within all living beings. Through meticulous linework and experimentation I seek to convey the exquisite diversity and the intricate patterns grasses weave in the landscape. The repetitive and rhythmic patterns inherent in printmaking echo the cycles and rhythms found in nature, reinforcing the connection between the subject matter and the artistic process.
While there is diversity in my range of subjects, there is a commitment to experimenting with the process of cutting and inking wood blocks for printing. I am drawn to a working process that is concerned with the properties of making and whose aesthetic is based on natural systems and climate, especially meteorological phenomena. I like to spend time investigating and revisiting the visual qualities and accidental possibilities of the printed image. Woodblock printmaking as artistic practice has helped me to find new means of expression and offered possibilities to tweak perceptions of time and space in terms of content and process.
Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2022, November 3 - 6, 2022
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2022, June 21, 2022 to August 21, 2022
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021, September 22, 2021 to January 2, 2022
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2020, October 6, 2020 to January 3, 2021