Planning and reflection, or, to put it another way, looking forward and looking back. I want to use my artwork to express a sense of journeying, as well as sometimes watching and waiting.
I aim to make a quiet spaciousness, Flying birds take you into that place, one which gives a unique freedom from everyday preoccupations.
When I walk down the Greenway near my house in Warwickshire I sometimes see a group of Canada geese flying over. They always let me know that they are on the way with their thrilling call.
And of course what preoccupies me deeply is the pressing need to care for our beautiful birds in a time of unprecedented threat.
When I walk down the Greenway I often see Canada geese flying over.
Their penetrating call announces their presense in a thrilling way, hence many of my paintings are of flying geese.
I use old fence panels which are battered and weathered.
This is satisfying as it uses discarded materials, and draws attention to the natural beauty of wood with all its patterns of grain and knots.
I also make beads from old egg boxes, I have developed an adapted form of papiermache which is both versatile and flexible.
Collage is made from old discarded torn up sketches and paintings, as well as bits of waste paper.