My work begins as a response to place and relates to my physical and emotional experience of location, social and industrial histories and events of place.

To consider the concept of capturing a beautiful view, evokes romantic notions of space and freedom but it may also evoke images of our landscape in a constant state of flux. My paintings consider the notion of a transitory view and unpredictable landscape due to environmental pollution and coastal erosion.

It is the entirety of the subject which interests me, the interaction of the elements on the land, sea and sky. I enjoy the freedom of working plein air, watching the changing moods of the view as slices of colour tear through the sky and reflect on the land or sea below.

BA Hons Fine Art

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