On Canvas

I get much of my inspiration from my local landscape, particularly Spurstow and The Sandstone Trail. The Sandstone Trail is a 34 mile footpath from Whichurch to Frodsham in Cheshire. It has been a source of inspiration that I have revisited regularly over the years, it played an important part in the work I produced during my degree course and it holds many childhood memories. 

It is a changeable landscape with high sandstone ridges, dense woodland, undulating pathways, sheer drops and wide open aerial views. The drama in this landscape is the changing levels, horizons and viewpoints. I get very preoccupied with the linear qualities of the trees, the colours and textures of the foliage and the contours of the land.



Whilst taking my dog for a walk every day I have become increasingly interested in the hedgerows and how they change through the seasons. These pieces are of winter hedgerows. One of the pleasures of lockdown is witnessing spring arrive, then summer. I have recorded the changes, and  my intention is to produce a series of work on this so watch this space!



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