Much of the inspiration for my work lies in the atmosphere and innate drama of the Sussex coastal environment.
Erosion by winds and tide shape the soft chalk and sandstone cliffs; transient light and the developing seasons create a constantly changing scene.
Years of making drawings from the human figure have led to an affinity with the natural forms encountered in cliff faces and rock formations.
I never tire of exploring the coastline, cliffs and rockfaces from Hastings to Birling Gap, researching my themes by making drawings in charcoal and other media, including found materials. I take photographs to further explore the structure and absorb the atmosphere.
Back in my studio I attempt
to express these collective experiences
on canvas, paper or board
using mixed and found media.