Recent Newsletters

Selected Writings

THE FIRST DRAWING I MADE

Looking back to a drawing made during my childhood, and thinking about how it resonates with the images I went on to create as an adult. 

FALLOW GROUND, THE REGENERATIVE PURPOSE OF 'NOT-DOING'

A discussion around the importance of letting creative endavours, and yourself, alone.

THE HAWK OF BLACK HILL

Exploring the making of a work inspired by a hill near to the river Tweed, in sight of the Eildon Hills in the Scottish Borders. Hawk visitation, digging beneath the surface, and entering the Underworld.

SHROUDED MOON

Introducing a series of images embracing the mystery of the moon.

HORIZONS OF THE IMAGINATION

What are the boundaries of your terrain, territory, realm, or region, and what meaning do these places have? An exploration of significant places that formed compass points of North, East, South, and West, as the horizons of my own map at that particular time.

STUDIO AS ATHANOR

A consideration of the processes of Alchemy, in relation to creating images. Transforming the art materials from disparate elements towards the wholeness of a finished piece, which is mirrored within the artist, according to their intentions. It is this which constitutes an element of the healing potential within art.

THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INK & PASTEL IMAGE

Following the creation of an image inspired by a section of coastline in the Scottish Highlands.

RETURNING TO WALES

Thoughts on moving from Scotland to Wales, where I studied Fine Art, and the style of landscape inspired art I make today first emerged.

THE ANGEL OF DEATH HAS SPREAD ITS WINGS ACROSS THE LAND

Discussion of a particular work, in the context of creating something new and transformative, from grief. Remembering and utilising impulses towards beauty and wonder. The title arose from hearing the artist Cecil Collins speak of the predicament that life on earth finds itself in.