Concentrating on a combination of printmaking and painting, my practice distils recollections of walking. The meditative works translate responses to light, colour, shape and experience into an immersive environment that is unfixed in its setting. These aspects from past journeys are condensed by the process of making, with each layer being absorbed by the paper before another is added. They form a palimpsest of remembered experience, the passing of time adding stillness to the work.
Though my personal notion of ‘landscape’ has been greatly influenced by Northumberland and North-Western Scotland, recently I have considered the sensations of local urban environments and personal spaces. At the heart of the making process are drawn out methods of abstraction through writing and drawing, providing space to question how far I can stretch my subject.