I am fascinated by what happens where the land meets the sea, where mass meets fluids. My work explores tensions created by heavily worked charcoal forms, languid washes and dynamic line. The translucency and opacity of pools of white and Indian inks, veils of gesso and agile charcoal line are brought together to suggest both the impermanence and permanence of the natural world. Just as the focus of my inspiration lies at the edges of the air, land and sea, my creative practice lies in the area between the intentional and incidental. Working at these edges demands a mindful awareness and presence that embodies my experiences of the landscape.
I like to work in series as it encourages my working methods to be swift and direct, shifting between each piece of work, engaging in conversation, sometimes to linger and work intensely, other times to move on more rapidly.