My artistic practice is concerned with understanding, recording, and translating direct experiences of the landscape and places that surround my home in north Lancashire. I have always loved spending time walking in the outdoors, learning to communicate with my surroundings, and finding meaning within them. These are not passing visits. I return repeatedly to the same locations; often places I have known since childhood. There is a reassuring repetition in this process, yet the experience is varied, evoking an increasing sense of wonder as time goes by.
In March 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing lockdown restrictions provided me with the opportunity to fully focus my practice on the expansive inter-tidal marshes and mudflats of Morecambe Bay where I live; a dynamic coastal area that is subject to fast tides and rapidly changing conditions.
Keywords: landscape, place, photography, environment, drawing, video, coastal landscape, morecambe bay, walking