about the work

 
 

July 2014

 

Inspired by an interest in natural history and the work of both the biologist and the landscape historian, I make work that engages with the landscape and the organic materials within it. Daily connections are made with the countryside collecting images, natural materials and objects that inform my work in the studio.

Collections of small-scale drawings are made and act as an aide memoir for my paintings. The paintings, which are often intimate in size, develop through an ongoing enquiry between the hierarchies that I set up. These will be concerned with accumulation and connection, of emphasis and articulation.

I constantly challenge these relationships with much layering and erasing of oil paint and drawing into and on the surface of the canvas. The resulting work emerges from a mixture of recall and the imagined, of process and materiality.