Folios

 

time to go outdoors 2010-

BIG DRAWING, exploring the physical and site specific aspects of drawing in relation to events and the photographic means of recording such... SIGHT LINES, the use of physical visual devices to explore and question our perception and visual relationship to environmental space... BIDEFORD BLACK, a site specific painted celebratory intervention at the geological source of this unique local pigment... SCIENCE, exploring the sculptural and artistic application of scientific/ecological methods of observation and enquiry within the environment for both educational and visual ends... QUADRAT, a 2 day site specific dance art installation residency as part of the Appledore Visual Arts festival 2010, as a response to rocky shore ecology field study...

beside the seaside, 2010-

and CHANGE... this change of circumstance; a new outlook. THE SEA, THE SEA; no urban facade, this coming HOME, to spray, to wind and rhythmic TRANCE. to SCRATCH the surface of all things... 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common limpet (patella vulgata) has but one home, one safe space upon its rocky shore whereon to perch, where upon it doth return at low tides sea-less state and seals itself 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seas return and living out its 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A continuing body of work looking at the root of drawing for inspiration safe in the knowledge that we are all coming home... I have been fascinated by the energy of nature, by the sparkling, rhythmic elements of motion, by prana; the dots and lines of moments in my eyes when I look to the sea, when I am quiet inside, to see the ethereal nature of life... we TOUCH the Earth the world beneath and around us , we see ourselves within it all from a DISTANCE.

An Antidote to Grieving 2009

a response through contemporary art. In association with the previous body of work, EARTH, as a contrast and an educational progression, this becomes a celebration of everyday technology for the happy conclusion of NOW this moment. We have been taken to the base point, the starting point, the end point and the SPACE between in ORDER 2 Create... This body of work expresses an artists’ need to respond, through their desired medium of communication, to the personal experience of the death of a loved one. Through rhythm and reason, and delicacy and breath and simple discoveries we may reach a place of peace to gain a renewed perspective on our immediate ecology. It would be good to think that the therapeutic nature found in producing the work could be communicated through the visual consumption of the same…

earth 2008-

The use of locally discovered pigments has brought my work intimately in touch with the idea of ‘artistic process’; from gathering the materials and mixing and creating my own paints, to producing images alive with the deep resonance of the natural world. The work explores the spiritual and visual implications of quantum theory drawing parallels with the imagery and intentions of aboriginal cultures from across the world.

Expressions of an Intimate Ecology 2006-08

This recent work explores living in North Devon, an area I have known since childhood – its culture, landscape and contemporary heritage.

ireland 1993-2003

“My work is concerned with and inspired by nature ... of our interconnectedness with the natural world; its animals, rocks and plants; the sacred and the spiritual; the beautiful and the mystical ... which we may all enjoy if we open ourselves to the wholeness of our being."

Early Work -1993

This folio shows my early work, expressing responses to personal events and exploring the symbolism of earth spirituality.

digital images

Digital Images are created by manipulating scans of original artwork using Paint Shop Pro and Adobe Photoshop . I like to use modern technology to produce images and objects displaying a primitive simplicity. They are printed on a variety of papers using Archival Inkjet Inks, garuanteed for 80 year light permanence. Prints are available mounted and/or framed.

photographs 2003-

Using photography as a visual diary the images give a precis of my immediate environment. They have been taken with various digital cameras and enhanced using photoshop and paint shop pro.