My work is an expression of the wildness that surrounds us at all times, sometimes almost imperceptible, sometimes miraculous, always in a process of transformation. Birds and mammals are the main focus as they are ever-present but ever-fleeting. Their moving shapes are the epitome of wildness. As the poet W.S. Merwin said: “Wildness is everything that is just beyond reach.”

I work on paper using a wet process with ink and salt, a technique which allows for maximum simplicity and spontaneity, letting the pigment flow freely with unpredictable textures and flows. The result is a sense of movement, a wild dance created using the smallest footprint –  just a few drops of ink, salt and water.

My art is part of a practice which has developed over many years involving travels to wild places: deserts, mountains, rainforests, coral reefs, river basins, marshes and moors. In those places I studied the other-than-human inhabitants. The process involves sketching, photographing, filming and writing. Travelling on foot in these places allows me to absorb the landscape as part of its community of life.

My home is in the Welsh Borders, with its big skies and ever transforming light, its deeply layered wild histories and ancient landscapes. It is now my main inspiration and source.   

You can find out more about my work on my Substack where I publish a weekly post about the edges of the wild. 

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