My works embody various themes, with the connecting component being an exploration of the relationship between landscape and narrative. An avid walker with a passion for nature, my eye is often caught by a moment within a landscape, a detail that can bring about thoughts of ghosts or imaginings of a story.
My works are small in scale, acting as a portal to another place, with the intention of drawing the eye and mind in and onwards. Using oil paint on paper, my starting point is always with an image of somewhere that already exists, and the end point I strive for is a painting that encompass both reality and myth.
My paintings are figurative, but push past being purely representational as they draw on elements which conjure a dreamlike scene.
Currently, my landscapes are focused on three different areas of study; Footpaths, German houses, and WW2 bomb craters.