My paintings spring from an interest in the complex interactions between people and nature, including how our concept of nature shapes our actions towards the land.
Painting on location is crucial to my process. The paintings are the products of an intimate experience of place. For me, the act of making a landscape painting has less to do with making an objective visual record and everything to do with investigating the ideas, fears and fantasies we attach to nature. The work draws on my interest in the scientific view of nature as well as the role nature occupies in the human psyche.
My current project examines the presence of invasive alien species in the landscape.