Capturing the spirit and atmosphere of the South Pennine uplands, my work encourages deeper connections with the natural world and wild places.
I have a studio on the first floor of Linden Mill, in the West Yorkshire town of Hebden Bridge. In summer I can hear the Swifts screeching as they zip past my window.
On the way home along Hebden beck I see Herons or Dippers and the occasional rare glimpse of a Kingfisher.
Most days I am fortunate to have time to go walking around the lovely Calder Valley and the hills above. The dramatic moors and changing skies are a constant source of inspiration.
Curlews, Twites, Golden Plovers and Wheatears visit in spring and summer and have all featured in my original woodcuts and lino prints.
Thank you for sharing your
observations so skilfully
Susan from Harrogate
I am a printmaker and a maker of drawings who also does painting and creates dioramas so I guess that makes me a 'multidisciplinary artist' as well as a 'landscape and wildlife artist'.
I often wonder how helpful these categories really are? I enjoy using a whole range of different materials to express what I want to convey through my work. The media
I use can strongly affect the look of the end result.
My woodcuts and other kinds of original prints are a different style from my drawings and paintings, though my core focus is always the same. I used to worry about this but now I feel happy to accept the broadness of mark making and quoting the artist Kiki Smith, "I want my work to embody my inherent contradictions".