This section “A Stream of Visual Consciousness” is a collection of work made using mixed media and digital work. The latter is often a step towards work in other media and my interests in terms of subject and message often overlap the bounds of media. The work sometimes proceeds from photographic beginnings. I always use my own photography. The ‘Process‘ posts aim to illustrate examples of this cross pollination.
I graduated from Cheltenham with a BA (Hons)1st class in 1978. I studied Art education at Margaret St, Birmingham and gained a P.G.C.E. in 1979. I have taught in Sheffield schools for over 28 years.
There is now more time to practise my art. The local Peak District landscape offers wonderful opportunities to capture the scale and grandeur of nature. Other subjects that I return to include the vast open skies & seascapes of British and foreign coasts. More recently I have linked imagery in both photography and mixed media work with the words of John Milton’s “Paradise Lost”. The set of seven paintings ” New Horizons” has been exhibited at various venues in Sheffield. In 2013 I exhibited a set of images loosely linked to the poem by Robert Frost “A Road Not Taken” at Sheffield showcase. In 2013/14 sparked by seeing the Hockney RA show, I spent some time using an iPad to draw on.
The impact of social media around my practice also continues to promote this flux.A catalogue of a set of 100 iPad drawings made in 2014 is available at ‘2014: 100 Drawings‘
My photography work from 2008 is available in the book ‘Dark Peak Distant Shores’.
My sculpture work from 1975 – 2005 is examined in a retrospective study ’30 Years’ .
My Landscape Photography and poetry is here “Monochrome Land” .
A catalogue of Landscape photography ‘Divergent Landscape‘ explores a transition from the scene to the surface.
Updated Dec 2015