I have formed a strong bond with the Derbyshire Dales and Peak District area with its soft rolling hills, dramatic cliff faces and surprise town vistas, tree-lined hills and parks. I prefer to work outdoors to get a feel of the view; the atmosphere & rhythm when immersed in it. Sometimes figures flit into the work. For me, it is important that these don’t dominate but integrate into the natural environment. Capturing a season, a weather moment, in particular, a snowy scene has a strong appeal. Singular or groups of trees, often form an important part of the composition or subject matter, such as the Oker tree or Peak Tor. I have found resonance in the landscape work of Paul Nash, Eric Ravillious, and David Hockney. Work has been described by one art curator as ‘the artist to depict landscape that is the Derbyshire Dales’.
Originals, Fine art reproductions, cards and mugs are available, as are canvas prints to order, all made in Derbyshire Dales.