My paintings, drawings and sculptures are inspired by my immediate surroundings and personal experiences: landscapes, the atmosphere of a place, or the essence of a memory. I love walking, and the hills and moors of the Peak District play an ever-inspiring role in my work. I love that you can quickly reach places that feel remote and wild, where you can be alone with the changing weather and colours of the different seasons.
I am fascinated by the rhythms, structures and cycles that underlie all living and non-living things. Within my paintings and drawings, I am searching for something elemental and primal, an essence of something once seen and felt.
Recent works reflect on the relationship between body and land and the fluidity between inner and outer worlds. I am interested in the way certain feelings lodge and locate themselves in the body. Shapes start out very intuitively, sometimes based on drawings, blurring the distinction between landscape and something bodily, micro and macrocosm.
I love using metals, such as aluminium and copper, as a surface to paint on. It imbues the paintings with an inner glow and energy and allows me to create pieces that are irregularly shaped and appear sculptural.