I've never painted much, I have difficulty keeping a sketchbook (most sketches are still on receipts, backs of envelopes, whatever scraps of paper I can lay hands to in the moment) and I veer between too many ideas and no workable ideas at all, but life without creating would be unimaginably dull.
I am fascinated by the pairing of place and memory, both in the mind and on the ground. Humans mark rural and urban landscape in many ways, from subtle to brutal, and it keeps a memory of those marks, often long past the point when any reason for them has disappeared. Similarly, our memories are snagged by features from those landscapes that form the background to experiences. They might become uncoupled over time from events they originally marked, but they remain landmarks on a very personal map; fragments of stories, told or untold. However, while all of this underlies the work I make, it isn't always manifest, often existing more in association than in appearance - chalk landscapes and trees tend to be more obvious and regular features.
I explore ideas mostly through printmaking and book arts.
Events in rest of 2018