Drawing lies at the heart of my art practice. I enjoy the process, the directness of approach, the simplicity of means and the seemingly inexhausible ability for a mark on a surface to convey an idea or feeling.
The main focus of my work is the West Coast of Scotland and the ever changing light. I am driven by a desire to create a sense of being there and the silence and scale of the landscape. I work 'in situ' whenever possible, but more often gather visual material to bring back to my Oxford studio to make charcoal drawings.
Other work may be done in pencil, graphite, carbon or conte on a variety of surfaces. Although the subject matter varies, it is invariable from the natural world. Recently, I have been working more experimentaly with pigment on paper.
My initial training and work was as a cellist, which I maintain in a reduced capacity. I believe that the transient nature of musical performance is a strong influence on my artwork.
Since gaining a BA (hons) in Fine Art in 2004, I have exhibited locally and nationally, undertaken business and ecclesiastical commissions, led community art projects in the UK and Tamil Nadu, India (2010), and have taught privately and at the Oxford Summer School.
I currently have work in ther Carey Blyth Gallery, Oxford.