"A chance opportunity brought a small twig with tiny crab apples. Now I'm captivated by the way Lichen grows and enjoy searching for just the right stick, studying the detail before capturing it on beautiful smooth Strathmore Bristol Board using ultra sharp Staedtler pencils. I sit quietly in my Hut with Radio 4 wittering in the background, zoning out from the world around me as I look ever closer at plants, insects and birds. Texture, shadows, silhouettes & movement created with marks and tone, it's rarely about the colour.
Recent work concentrates on the detail through the Lichen and Insect Drawings and Etchings alongside some experimentation with Graphite."