'Exploring this excavated landscape has for me been an exploration of the re-colonisation of this once industrial and now strangely lawless place. The exposed geology, and scattered remnants of man’s presence, in what is now a theatre for new activities and a sheltered refuge for emergent creatures and plants. The bones at the bottom of the cliff faces evidence of the sharp invasion of the wooded land, the sudden-ness of the missing earth. The tracks in the mud, the rusting artefacts, the plants reclaiming the beds of gravel and the echoing calls of the nesting crows and kestrels in this sunken lost world. I wander as a traveller looking for evidence of these stories, taking the emotional and biological temperature of this enclosed otherworld. Using the conventions of exploration and collection I mount miniature expeditions, over night camps and order and frame my finds with aesthetic taxonomy in an attempt to capture something of this place of echoes, both literal and metaphorical.'
'Abstract' Step in Stone
‘I grew up in Norfolk surrounded by the beautiful Norfolk fens and broads into a large family and a household that encouraged me to keep a small museum in my bedroom and a father who had a laboratory in the shed. I graduated from the University of the West of England, BA Fine Art, in 1993 and have since been working as an artist as well as lecturing in art and managing the Foundation Art course at Strode College in Somerset. I continue to dive, collect natural history specimens and exhibit my work.
• Doctoral Teaching Assistant, Plymouth University
Studying towards a Fine Art PhD 2017-2020
• Shipwreck Detective published by DK, 2006.
• Level 4 Certificate in Further Education Teaching City & Guilds Stage 3 Strode College 2001-03
• MA Fine Art
University Wales Institute Cardiff 1999-2001
• BA(Hons) Fine Art Sculpture
University of the West of England 1990-1993
• Foundation Art & Design
Norfolk Institute of Art & Design 1989-1990
Art lecturer - Art Foundation Course Manager -Strode College Somerset - since Sept 1994
Exhibiting Artist since 1994