The gallery of mixed media originals presents recent work ranging from landscapes to bird stories, and the ongoing series on endangered species and their habitat. Favoured approaches include mono-printing in crystalline water colour, collage and stitching using recycled materials as well as print. Many places both in and outside of the Peak District have provided inspiration for the stories told here in visual form. All works share a common theme of texture, rich colours and narrative quality.
In a series of 16 pieces entitled ‘Habitat’ I have looked at endangered species, both in Scandinavia and the Peak District. From birds my interest spread to plants, butterflies and small mammals. Many of our precious species are now in decline due to loss and degradation of natural habitat, environmental and climate change.
This category is mainly based on the area where I live, The Peak District. During the pandemic I walked a lot, from my door around my area, finding new undiscovered paths and loops. It was in many ways like discovering my own micro world with new eyes. As life began to return to ‘normal’ it was exciting to be able to travel further afield again and explore.
Please Note: Prints can be ordered from the originals shown here; just go over to the Print Gallery
A new series has evolved this year entitled “Abode”, recording impressions of small buildings, sometimes occupied, in the landscapes where I live.