Much of my time is spent outdoors watching and recording ecological phenomena. Below are some examples of studies created from 'being there' in the field and working on the image as the natural narratives play out in front of me.
Gannets and guillemots time-based flap / glide patterns off the south cliff of the island.
The rare emergence of the Laminaria hyperborea kelp beds at Selwicks Bay, Flamborough.
Thinking about scales and cycles whilst drawing on the shoreline.
The Clapham Junction of seabird city: one of the stack off the East Scottish reserve of St Abbs with nesting guillemots and razorbills, passing kittiwakes, fishing gannets and other such raucousness.
There, and then not there... translucent species from the North Sea seen whilst diving.
A day full of weather at St Abbs - lost 3 other pieces over the cliff, this is a survivor.
The changes in surface markings over time by wind, boat engines, tidal change and shoals of sandeel.
The perfect pool.
A rock pool charted hourly across an intertidal period.
On the Whithorn peninsula the cave is a retreat or hermitage where ten crosses are cut into the cave wall itself, and 18 early Christian carved stones have been found. A magical place.
Wet wood, painted in between spring showers. Wet work, wet bum.
Rock pool on Sark with fluorescing Drachiella weed, corallines and kelp. A burst of saline colour.