My large scale works explore the nature of place and how we define place within painting. These paintings originate through the revisiting of Ilkley Moor (West Yorkshire), which acts my utopian ideal – an escape from the bustle of busy city centre life. These paintings are depictions of my walks and experiences, from different perspectives of the area.
These works explore my strong interest in the materiality of paint, the interaction between materials and the importance of making. Through the process of adding and removing: thick textured areas complimenting thinner erased areas. My works use paint to portray landscapes in a way I believe photography cannot: a raw connection with the landscape, a process and relationship that is built up over time.