My work takes inspiration from the urban environment of Oxford and the northern landscapes of Yorkshire where I grew up. I have lived in Oxford for 25 years. This year my daily runs and cycle rides around Oxfordshire have inspired much of my work. I find abstraction allows me to express the forces not seen, such as wind, sound and the shaping of our environment by the attrition of time, freeze, thaw and running water.
The process of mark making and the materials I choose to express my concerns are as important as the placing of shapes in relation to the ground upon which they stand. This is an ongoing process of discovery finding the expressive potential of line and shape to communicate my experience of moving through space.