I graduated in Fine Art from Sunderland Polytechnic in 1985, specialising in photography. I have returned to painting and drawing in recent years as a means of pursuing the themes that interest me, in particular the relationship between folk-memory, myth and landscape. I use the action of light on surfaces as a pictorial device to develop a tension between the physical and the ethereal.
These images are inspired by the belief that landscape is as much an internal cultural construct as a physical phenomenon. I do not always work directly from life, but instead base my images on places and times which are experienced and then recorded in the studio through the filter of memory.
I work at WASPS studios in Selkirk, Scotland.