For me, walking is both an art event in itself and a primary source of inspiration for painting, drawing, photography, books, printmaking and digital media. I investigate the interaction between people and places, looking for hidden narratives.
My work includes:
- independent self-initiated projects for public events, exhibitions and commercial galleries;
- private commissions;
- collaborative projects with other artists and commercial organisations;
I am open to collaboration, working in communities and crossing boundaries between disciplines. I aim to be inclusive and a catalyst for change.
Resisting a common perception that humans are separate from nature, I try to draw attention to human entanglements within a multi-species environment, seeking non-human perspectives.
My work responds to walking, depicting views that shift between everyday details and the wider landscape and its emotional affect. Edgelands are contemporary landscapes we are all familiar with and these dynamic, liminal places are rich with potential. I raise issues concerning land ownership and use of public/private space, and investigate relations between control and liberty, geometric order and chaos, the organic and human-made. Building up work in layers, I regularly return to themes of rhythm, transition and connections.
Avon Meadows – Beauty and Utility
I was one of four artists commissioned by Meadow Arts on this project, working at Avon Meadows, Pershore with the Floodplain Meadows Partnership
Within Walking Distance
Kim Goldsmith and I began a collaboration in early 2019 via the Arts Territory Exchange…
Space&Nausea: Walking Meets Production
A remote collaboration exploring related walking practices with Gareth Jones via the Arts Territory Exchange programme
Rea Brook Valley
A series of paintings and other works responding to the landscape in the Rea Brook Valley in Shrewsbury. The river flows through a ribbon of woodland weaving directly into the town to join the River Severn. New developments of housing and retail parks now encroach and irreversibly alter the character of the landscape.
This series of drawings and paintings was inspired by walks in Shropshire and surrounding areas, in which I made observations of cabins, caravans and sheds of various kinds.
This series of paintings and book were inspired by a regular hour long walk to and from the Shrewsbury business park and surrounding edgelands.
A series of photographs of fragments of the Shrewsbury Market Hall building fabric showing its wear and tear, shown as part of the Voyage of Enterprise exhibition celebrating the building’s 50th Anniversary
In Parallel and Entwined
During 2017, I continued research inspired by my walks to and around the Shrewsbury Business…
A series of images focusing on the relationships, sometimes ambiguous, transient or tenuous, between city…
These constructed relief paintings and photographs contrast the geometric city architecture of steel and glass…
Land in Hand
Description The Visual Art Network commissioned Mairi Turner and Andrew Howe in July 2011 to…
In the Inner Space series I wanted to portray the layering and complexity in the…
An exploration of rhythm, transition and connections. Natural cycles and the birth of my baby daughter,…