I know I can never be landlocked, there is a love of where sea meets land or land meets the sea, a fascination with the forces of nature. I am driven by the elements that collide everyday but also by the peaceful serenity of a place.
PAINTINGS – WIRRAL
I am being driven by the elements that collide everyday but also by the peaceful serenity of a place. My rough studies help to build a painterly story, expressing many layers that sometimes I have to walk away from, find time to reflect, and then return. For me they result in ‘reflective landscapes’.
PAINTINGS – CORNWALL
There is a desire to know if the sea meets land, or is it, the land meets the sea, a fascination with the forces of nature. Painting within the Cornish coast presents endless energy and challenges. Here are more painting from the Reflective Landscapes series.
COLLAGE / DRAWING
The discipline of collage and drawing remains a key element in the process of realizing an idea, often supporting my three-dimensional works. Drawing not only allows for an in-depth investigation and exploration of an idea but often, it ‘becomes’ a finished piece.
Creating works that reveal hidden elements within nature is fundamental to my portfolio. I work with found objects, changing form and function through manipulation helping to reconnect us back to the materials being used.
Using different concepts and mediums such as wire, wax and discarded televisions to birdhouses, I enjoy the challenge of re-creating an object/material that can bring a new awareness to the natural world. Placing these objects back into the landscape sometimes completes their journey.
Working on private commissions and large corporate projects has allowed my work to be placed within unconventional environments. Whether it is working from my studio in the North West, or being out in the environment itself, even in industrial workshops.
‘apo art’ workshops are full of artistic inspiration and open to all levels of ability; they are a platform allowing others to be creative, disregarding any doubts or anxieties towards making art. Inspired by a breathtaking lakeside environment, my studio is the perfect place to share and lead creativity.