Headline Exhibition - "Spirit of Spring" 11th March - 20th April 2022 @ The Gallery at the Guild.
Sub title ...... Moon, Tide, Sun, Salt.
Beautiful sea salt crystal shapes formed on a rocky Cornish beach. Elements of
nature and the solar system uniting to create fragile and impermanent shapes.
Limited Edition Giclee Prints & cards and Cards.
I don't have a genre per se, but at the heart of my work is an emotional response to and celebration of the natural world, the elements and it’s evolution. Trees, plants, landscapes, seascapes, natural structures and rock strata are a particular inspiration to me ...... in fact, all organic shapes.
I have always been intrigued and interested in the knowledge and ceremonies of Indigenous peoples and their connection with the earth, nature and the wider universe.
Shape and colour are becoming more prominent and superseding the importance of the actual subject in some aspects of my work. My drawings have always taken an abstracted form. Some areas of my photography are beginning to take on a similar form as I experiment with Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) & longer shutter speeds. In addition to my nature images I also enjoy searching for these shapes in urban and coastal areas, buildings, churches, machinery etc. Street Photography is a growing interest.
The wilderness, beauty and isolation on the west coast of Scotland had a dramatic impact on me "when i was a lad" and was the initial impetus for starting to draw/photograph in an attempt to capture what I was feeling and seeing. This experience ‘sparked’ my emotions and has continued to be a major influence in my work.
As my work evolves and I venture beyond the documentary and representational image my impressionist and abstract style is developing.
My images are available on various materials and differant sizes to suit. Limited edition giclee prints are on fine art photography paper, printed with archival ink, signed and framed/unframed. Limited edition giclee cards, open edition cards, original photos under crystal clear acrylic glass and on aluminimum are also available.