" I have been influenced by pattern, and particularly by the play of light within the natural world.
I like to explore negative spaces in their own right, as an unseen landscape.
Watching the progression of man- made structures crumbling, and the encroachment of the earth/ plant realm upon them continually animates me.
After living for many years in North Wales and now Donegal, I have become absorbed by dry stone walls and what I would call the ‘hidden landscapes’ sequestered within them.
My pictures are often viewed through barbed wire/old windows and broken walls that enhance the perception of looking out into an unencompassed vista of wild impelling wilderness. When I come across, for example, light, lingering on an abandoned old building or remnant of such, I have a desire to communicate something of the process of disintegration and the beauty of decline.
I find the medium of watercolour most suited to my approach; almost always bending the rules in order to find ways of expressing texture and form.
I am self taught; having attended various courses with the renowned Welsh artist Maurice Greenwood RCA in the early 1990’s.
Thereafter, I ran an art group for school students, and alongside my own developing work, I obtained many commissions from both private sources and Conwy County Borough Council in Wales"