Introduction

My practice is varied and I work in a variety of media though I remain fundamentally a painter. Much of my work draws on my professional understanding of two paradigms: landscape and environment (see History).

Notions of landscape and environment are complex, synthetic and contested. I seek to explore their scientific and cultural ecologies, and set them in the context of postmodern social and cultural theory with its requirement to re-evaluate the nature of space, place and locality and their social construction.

This allows an informed interpretation of places important to me and the realisation of those images as paintings. The notion of place of course, transcends the notion of landscape as a traditional art genre and embraces other real, imagined, constructed and abstract as well as natural and ‘wild’ places. Time and space are conflated in such notions of place and condition our perception of particular places.

At the same time drawing has been a staple part of my practice and is applied to a variety of subjects. However, a core element in this part of my practice remains the discipline of drawing the human figure.