I am a landscape artist creating work based on the colours, shapes and atmosphere of the environments that surround me. Over the past 18 months during lockdown, I have found solace and inspiration my immediate urban environment. I am lucky to live beside the Forth and Clyde canal and so have an urban wildlife haven on my doorstep. My work is influenced environmental concerns, particularly the impact of littering of synthetic materials is having on nature and wildlife. In my landscapes you will see hills, plants, flowers, man made structures surrounded by, or under and above, water. Look closer and you will see that the layers in each incorporate plastic packaging, have textures created by the use of everyday materials such as cardboard, packaging materials, disposable face -masks.
After studying early studies at the Fine Arts College, London, I moved into academic life and worked as a researcher and lecturer in the UK higher education sector for over 20 years. I am still active as a consultant in digital learning and teaching, but now spend more time on developing my artistic practice and sharing how I see the world. You can see exhibition details on my website.