My fascination with the countryside began when I moved to rural Leicestershire
from inner London, which sparked a long appreciation of nature, particularly
forests and woodlands. There is an intangible timeless feel, as if both
life and death are at work. Forests are paradoxical; at times evoking
feelings of being sheltered, at others of being hopelessly lost they can
be a place of refuge or terror.
The collision of modernity as seen in man made forest planted with non-indigenous
trees where nothing grows beneath, is in stark contrast, with places on
the edge of these symmetrical plantings, where natural forestation, regains
and reclaims its supremacy over mans interventions.
I wanted to give the impression of viewing the woods from the inside,
as if being in the woods looking out towards the light and space outside.
The artist that inspired me is Caspar David Friedrich, for his romanticism
and Monet for his use of paint and surface, and more recently Anselm Kieffer,
and Peter Doig.
• Market Harborough Open, Council Chambers. (group), (2003).
• UCN Walgrave building, Northampton. (Permanente Display), (2002-2003).
• Derngate Theater Northampton, at the unveiling of the Princes
Diana memorial (group), (2002).
• The Road Menders, Northampton. (group), (2002).
• Castle Ashby stately home. (group), (2002.
• Degree Show, Walgrave Building, Northampton. (group), (2002)
• Expression Gallery, Market Harborough. (2002).
• Croft Wingate Gallery, Market Harborough. (2002).
• Ltd Editions Gallery, Market Harborough. (2002).
• The Squire Bar, Market Harborough. (Permanente Display), (2002-2003).
• Welland Park Community Collage, Market Harborough, open, (group),
• UCN Northampton, The Gallery, Avenue Campus, (group), (2001).
• Foundation Show, Southfields Collage of Art and Design, (group),
• Market Harborough Library, (solo), (1996).
• Winner of The Desmond Vaughan Fine Arts Scholarship, Northampton.
• Harborough and Bowden Charity, Market Harborough.
University Collage Northampton, B.A. (HONS) Fine Art.
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