About My Art
My work captures the spirit and atmosphere of the beautiful South Pennine uplands and encourages deeper connections with the natural world and wild places.
My art aims to evoke the sense of wonderment that experiencing nature can bring and to share explorations of untamed spaces.
Each week I make time to go walking in the hills above the Calder Valley. The dramatic moors and changing skies where curlews, larks, golden plovers and lapwings can be seen are a constant source of inspiration.
I work from an upstairs studio in an old industrial building near the West Yorkshire mill town of Hebden Bridge. Fishing herons, ducks and geese all pass under my windows overlooking the river Calder and the Rochdale canal.
My daily walk to the studio provides me with occasional glimpses of kingfishers and dippers. Wrens, wagtails and songbirds flit around in the daytime and at dusk in summer little Pipistrelle bats skim over the water.