I was born in the South West of England, surrounded by a family whose interests spanned profound connections to the Arts, language, including music and the Spirituality of Christian Science. They also had a strong connection to sailing, travelling, as well as connections to the countries and continents of Canada, America, Australia ; Italy, France and Germany, within Europe. The infamous area of Stratford-Upon-Avon, where William Shakespeare, the playwright, poet, master of the English Language and actor resided, was also home to the family, as well as creative inspiration. Here is where, [quote] 'music was the food of love', where the piano was one of my first introductions to the ARTS'.
I travelled many continents where I explored the fact there is constantly movement on many levels. We are in an accessible, continual, 'time' space.
Parts of my journey were joyous and some solemn but this did not invoke a pathos of negative perspectives. It was engaging and dignified at many levels in the humane sense as the accessible timelines of space were a portal of growth, awareness and awakening. The internal journey of self awareness leads us to new pathways of realisation about our light as a beacon of soft repose, which bends itself to our internal ambience and or aura. Our purity of connection and vibrational expression.
These influences were a natural landscape of signposts on my creative and spiritual journey. As with the natural landscape they merely have to be explored and uncovered in the same way nature in all the colours establishes and aids orientation towards the observer, of the biodiversity of which we are one with.
Following a formal education in Art, I found inspiration in all mediums, which are translated through the use of pastel, photography, charcoal, sculpture ; mixed mediums. Text + work. The processes are full of "light".
More recently I have explored the medium of photography and short films to capture the energies and cycles of the original woodlands, landscapes, harbours and seascapes, in my immediate environment. In addition I observe the forms of colour, movement and nature to bring you an array of flora and fauna and other artworks. I am based near to the majesty of New Forest National Park, including the southern jurassic coastlines and this is where for the moment most of my inspiration comes from. The natural environment and wildlife are boundless in their majesty and habitats. They are an open landscape of visual features and footsteps of discovery.
Each image is the articulation of the shifting process of the seasons, of organic objects including portals to other worlds: sentient beasts, the natural world and our connection to this becoming the accumulation of the emerging rebirth of time.
As a mixed media Artist concerned with the relationship between the landscape, movement and time, through my art and photography, I encourage emotional healing, redirecting the observer away from self-limiting beliefs and timelines.
Colour healing Art is significant in the process of alleviating emotional and physical blockages in our lives. The use of colour is a strong influence in balancing thoughts, feelings and emotions. It is also an important process to identifying with who you are as well as your connection to the Earth.
I have been inspired not only by my journey of travel and differing cultures, but additionally artists, such as Andy Goldsworthy, Joseph Vergani, Jon Adams, Paul Klee & Richard Long to name a few. Gratitude and thanks to my Art tutors past and present, who continue to enlighten the path of growth. The artists and curators I have met remind us to keep exploring the old masters and the contemporary as well as the spiritual embodiment in ourselves and of course the ARTS.