"Beyond Landscape" 2020
The compositions shown all explore landscape and seascapes through texture, surface, colour and mark-making in a variety of materials and techniques.
My work is an exploration of drawing using mixed media collage work, stitching, weaving, dying and colouring of surfaces, paint and recycling.
My inspiration is often the rural landscape in Cheshire and from hill walking expeditions and travelling, both in Britain and abroad.
I keep a visual diary at all times, recording places and experiences through drawing, collections of found objects and words.
I like to explore work both on a small intimate scale and I like the impact a larger scale can have on the environment.
I like to play with arrangements of pattern, colour, texture, line and shape. The work resulting from my experiments is often abstract in nature. I like to reflect the atmosphere and mood of a place, whether it is a huge open sky, the sea or a small detail in a garden flower border.
I accept commissions in both domestic situations and public buildings