“My Artworks are made before, during and after an interaction with the land…
…and are often the result of a solitary or group journey, an observation, walk or event”.
Multiple viewpoints and interwoven overlays replicate the dynamic sensations experienced during the ‘journey process’ with accompanying text defining aspects of the moment.
The resulting interpretations and images are not in the tradition of the Beautiful, the Picturesque or the Sublime, rather they often reflect transient moments and fragments of time; the glimpses of shape, colour, light and shadow seen when passing through the landscape. The works are rarely medium specific and are often made using several different media that could include Photography, Printmaking, Drawing, Digital Imaging or installation.

I regularly curate exhibitions and events in addition to working with other artists on projects initiated by landart collective ‘Walking the Land’. These aim to raise awareness within the community of the value of their landscape by engaging on walks, journeys and inviting a creative response.

My images are exhibited widely in the UK and abroad, with commissions and works held in private collections in Britain, USA and Europe.

Current Activities

Walking the Land and environmental artist, Facilitator and lecturer in photography, digital imaging and painting.
Co-founder and lead-artist of Walking the Land
Exhibition curator
Publisher
Designer
Facilitator of courses in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, painting and photography, walks and journeys with various organisations including: Gloucestershire Media Group,
Facilitator of courses in Photography, Drawing and Painting with ArtBreaksSkyrosHF Holidays and others

Some Recent Exhibitions & Events

2015

‘Seasons’ at the Old Passage (curator and exhibitor)
The Old Passage, Arlingham, Gloucestershire

‘Momentum’
The Musgrove Gallery, Taunton

‘New Work at the Old Passage’ (curator and exhibitor)
The Old Passage, Arlingham, Gloucestershire


2014

‘New Numbers : New Approaches’ (curator and exhibitor)
Walking the Land with the University of Gloucestershire
an exhibition exploring the influence of the activity of walking on the creatives processes of artists, poets and writers. Exhibiting artists: Noela Bewry, Stephanie A W Bradley, Thomas A Clark, Valerie Coffin Price, Elaine Fisher, Lucy Guenot, Agnieszka Kozlowska, Anthea Millier, Linn O’Carroll, Kel Portman, Jacqui Stearn and Walking the Land

‘Food and other Delights’ (curator and exhibitor)
The Old Passage, Arlingham, Gloucestershire

‘From the River and the Sea’ (curator and exhibitor)
The Old Passage, Arlingham, Gloucestershire

‘River’ a Walking the Land Project funded by The Cotswold Conservation Board. The Museum in the Park, Stroud

Laurie Lee Centenary Celebrations – organising events and walks.
These included:

‘The Art of Walking’ (curator and exhibitor) – an exhibition of artwork at The Museum in the Park, Stroud

Walks and Journeys:

‘as we walked out..from Slad to Southampton’
…following in the footsteps of author Laurie Lee in his autobiographical reflections ‘As I walked out one mid-summer morning’

‘Crossing the Border’
A Pyrenees walk from Ceret in France to La Agullana in Spain. Lee walked this route on his way to fight as a volunteer in the Spanish Civil War

‘The Slad Brook from source to confluence’


2013

‘earth, wind, water, sky’ (curator and exhibitor)
The Old Passage, Arlingham, Gloucestershire

‘River’ a Walking the Land Project funded by The Cotswold Conservation Board. Stroud Brewery

‘Between the Woods and the Water’ (curator and exhibitor)
The Old Passage, Arlingham


2012

‘Fish’ (curator and exhibitor)
The Old Passage, Arlingham

Norway. ‘From the Mountains to the Water’

‘Beyond the Comfort Zone 2’. (co-curator and exhibitor)
The Landsdown Gallery, Stroud.

‘Earth, Wind, Water, Sky’ (curator and exhibitor)
The Old Passage, Arlingham

‘Countryfile’ the popular BBC TV programme featured Walking the Land in a piece about artists in the Stroud Valleys, with presenter Ellie Harrison.


2011

‘Beyond the Comfort Zone’ (curator and exhibitor)
Ruskin Mill Gallery

Woodland Pilgrimage a 120 mile walk around the River Severn and through Gloucestershire Walking the Land projects

‘river’ (curator and exhibitor)
The Old Passage, Arlingham

2010
‘between…2 shores’ (curator and exhibitor)
The Old Passage, Arlingham

‘between…A & Bee’ a joint walking project from Stroud to Bath with the Global Bee Project

‘1000 leaves’ (3) Walking the Land Projects in association with the University of Shanghai, China held as part of the Stroud Festival of Nature

‘Ramblings’ Featured with Walking the Land on Radio4’s countryside programme with Clare Balding

‘1000 leaves’ (2) Walking the Land Projects in association with the University of Shanghai, China. Held as a part of the national ‘Big Draw’ programme

‘5000 paces’ a walking project along Wansdyke and the Ridgeway, from Bath to Buckinghamshire

‘Art Walks’ Walking the Land’s regular monthly programme of walks for artists

2009

‘100 days’ Walking the Land Projects ‘thinking… about food’ (curator and exhibitor)

‘Visual Feast: Food in Art’ Sarah Silberman Gallery, Montgomery College, Maryland, USA

‘Another Way Home’ PhotoStroud. The Subscription Rooms, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Projects & Research

Walking the Land has developed a portfolio of projects since 2004. In previous projects we have had creative involvement with clients and partners including schools, universities, community groups, neighbourhood projects and conservation organisations such as The Cotswold Water Park, Natural England, The University of the West of England, The Universities of Bath, Gloucestershire, Kingston, Shanghai and Delft, The Cotswold Conservation Board and The Forestry Commission.
Walking the Land are currently working with consultants in Telemark, Norway to develop a strategy and programme of interpretation in Regional Parks.

Previously
Senior Lecturer in photography, digital imaging and printmaking at The London College of Communication

Fulbright Exchange Professor – Maryland, USA