I grew up in the English Lake District, in a house with the River Eden running through the garden, and studied Fine Art at Newcastle University. I currently live and work in Berlin.
My practice uses different forms and concepts of journeys to structure and inspire the artworks of each series.
Each project varies from endurance swims, treks and runs through the summits and lakes of the Atlas Mountains, Indian Himalayas, Australian Outback and the Scottish Highlands to name a few. I trace a line through a landscape and follow that course, experiencing a place physically, mentally and emotionally before I try to map it artistically. I believe that in order to see and represent a subject in a unique visual way, you must firstly earn a new perspective from which to look from. I enjoy exploring the link between extreme physical exercise and creativity.
Literature, writing, Land Art and travel are important influences in my life and work. I am also passionate about re-wilding processes, and the protection and preservation of the natural world and the animal kingdom.
My artwork has been exhibited in Berlin, London, Newcastle, Kendal, Istanbul and Toronto, and is featured in private collections throughout Europe, the U.S and Australia.