The dominant theme of my work is landscape which has a number of meanings for me.
I initially trained and worked as a Civil Engineer where the communication of ideas through drawings was an essential ingredient of the profession. The work also demanded an engagement with the materials, topography and usages of the landscape. These concerns found their way into my art practice, which was developed through both the BA and the work carried out in my practice-based MA and PhD research where a landscape aesthetic other than that of the simply pictorial was explored.
My work has been influenced by the industrial, social and agricultural activities that occur in a particular geographically and geologically defined landscape in South East England and how these impact on the landscape.
Recent work has concentrated on the experience of walking in various landscapes and is influenced by readings of the landscape writer Robert Macfarlane and the social anthropologist Tim Ingold amongst others. The experience of moving through a space or a landscape is explored in two 'Blurb' books I have produced and these can be accessed through my website.
I am presently producing a series of etched steel plates together with prints taken from them as part of a project to represent the experience of an urban walk through London Squares.
MA work, Fovea Gallery, West Harrow, London, 2004
Landscape works, Palace Theatre Green Room, Watford, Hertfordshire, 2001
Open exhibition, onechurchstreet gallery, Great Missenden, 2013
DRN conference, Loughborough University, video drawing, 2013
Open Exhibition, Bankside Gallery, London, 2012
Drawing exhibition, Frost Gallery, Miami, USA, 2012
Open exhibition, onechurchstreet gallery, Great Missenden, 2011
Poster Exhibit at DRN conference, Loughborough University, 2008
Poster Exhibit at SSAHRI conference, University of Hertfordshire, 2008
Drawing Quarters at The University of the West of England, 2006
Drawing Quarters at The University of the West of England, 2005
'Fluent Gestures', Pearl Street Gallery, New York, USA, 2004
MA by Research, Joint Exhibition, UH Galleries, Hatfield, 2004
Joint Exhibition, Space Gallery, Letchworth, Herts, 2003
Open exhibition, Collyer Bristow Gallery, Bedford Row, London, 2002
2001 – Group exhibition, R.K.Burt Gallery, Union Street, London, 2001
2000 - Hertfordshire Open Studios, 2000
1999 – Group exhibition, Jersey Galleries, Osterley Park, West London, 1999
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, 2010
Master of Arts by Research, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, 2004
Batchelor of Art, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, UK, 2001