Camp Hill

Working en plein air is a liberating way of escaping the confines of a studio and to practice looking at a landscape more critically, expedited by either the onset of rain, sunburn or the attentions of dog walkers. This little painting is an example of what is possible within the hour, and just a hoar’s……


Stormwater

This small installation took many weeks of preparation. A glass vessel holds water from the Mersey collected during the Spring storms of 2015. The anger within is then cosseted in genuine Soay sheep yarn beautifully crocheted by Jean Emerson, and the whole bonded with a ruble and sealed by 1792 Liverpool conder token.

Stormwater is……


The Gannet

The Laridae are a competitive family, clever, superior in demeanor – often menacing. The cackling call of gulls is a distinctive and familiar part of our landscape. In our maritime cities they nest in the masonry cliff faces and compete garrulously for food.

In the northern oceans their distant relations, the Gannets, live on towering sea……


Hirta

St Kilda is essentially manifested in Stone, Sea and Sky, the purest extension of which I seek to convey in Granite, Seawater and Air.

Glass, Stone, Seawater, 33x23x13cm (2015)  ENQUIRE

Hirta, the principal island of the St Kilda archipelago is here distilled into a perfect trinity of a block of granite, surmounted by a……


Boreray

To stumble across the basalt massif of the island of Boreray in a tiny craft is to peer beyond the veil in wonder. From authority, I hear this is a life-changing experience.

In other works I have sought to explore the hidden beauty of this mountain materialised in the Atlantic. Sculpture then……