Portrait

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.

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