Earlier insulation tape works were concerned with perception of light, pattern and disorder - with the spaces between things as much as the things themselves.
Installations explored themes of remembered, imagined and virtual landscape.
Recent paintings are shaped by sensory and emotional responses to landscape. I work from memory and take inspiration from the landscape I live and walk in and the memory of the landscapes I grew up in in North Wales.
"We experience the sensuous world only by rendering ourselves vulnerable to that world. Sensory perception is this ongoing interweavement: the terrain enters into us only to the extent that we allow ourselves to be taken up within that terrain.......
David Abram, The Spell of the Sensuous
This series was done on perspex with oil paint.
After working on wood it was faster to work on and more about surface and colour.
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I was working with a selection of discarded and rough pieces of wood and working in a responsive way to the forms and marks in the wood, using paint and looking for a way to break the surface of the wood - to create my own marks. I started using anaxe to cut andmark the wood as well as using paint. I was experirmenting with the idea of them being painting, drawing and sculpture simultaneously.
This series of paintings also from 2016, were exploring visual memory and a deep sense of connection to colour and form in the absence of visual sight.