I am based in Norfolk, surrounded by marshes and a river running by in the distance. Very lucky indeed. It would be difficult not to be involved with the wild world in such a place, so that’s what I seem to be working on. I work with that much maligned artistic medium – plywood. I shape it with increasingly bigger tools as the subject matter grows in size, then paint. The starting place is wildness and a need to express our connection with it, as well as to celebrate the beauty of what is here and thriving, an essential survival tool for us all in these alarming times.
At the beginning of 2019, I fell off a bus and broke my ankle, not a great idea for someone who works with power tools and big bits of timber! I used the incarceration to illustrate ‘On the Marsh’, and to study printmaking so all was not lost.
At the end of October last year, I was back in the The Aldeburgh Gallery again with my brilliant cousin, the artist Jane Rands, but only now can work start fully again, so watch this space!