"A picture has the capacity to move our soul in profound ways for the physical world speaks to us of its depth and source - the same source that is at the root and heart of each of us."
This is the mantra that informs and guides my artwork for particular fascinations of mine are the intricate and beautiful patterns and designs embedded in the organic and natural world. Similarly, the architectural and structural creations of man reflect our sense of place in the world, our relationship to it and are juxtaposed with the natural order.
I have been taking photographs for over 35 years ever since I first discovered the capacity to record my environment and reflect upon it later. However, it was only when I acquired an SLR and could clearly see what I was photographing that I fully discovered the capacity to engage more fully with the subject matter and to explore its detail and wonder.
The onset of the digital revolution later opened up endless possibilities through allowing post production to reveal and express an artistic vision. With no pixel being absolute and inviolable this is the real power of the digital brush, canvas and process. I am continually exploring the world around me and celebrating its presence but also techniques and tools for extending artistic expression and I joyfully walk the interface between digital imagery and more traditional forms of art.
While I have no formal eduction in art my artistic tendencies have accompanied me alongside my careers in the application of science to health and in education and, as a result some fascinating paradoxes have arisen. The precision that is indigenous to digital processes can nevertheless result in endless creativity and ways to express oneself. It's a harmonious marriage between the rational and the intuitive, the finite and the infinite, the quantifiable and the numinous, the immeasurable. It is indeed true that "In art one can both find oneself and loose oneself at the same time."
If the aim of my images and artwork is to reveal the beauty within the world in which we live and have our being, then in the process this can put us in our element - in that space where we feel in touch with our core values, drive and self. In particular, by enhancing the spaces where we live and work with suitable art and imagery, we evoke this beauty and elemental state and enrich our environments in powerful ways.
Equally, if we are often looking for 'magic' in our lives, and reflecting that in our home and work spaces, then the natural world holds true miracles and pointing towards them can be a positive and uplifting experience. As has been said "Art is not just about what you see but what you make others see" and if some of these images can help in that aesthetic experience then I will be justly pleased.
I live in West Penwith with my wife Rhona and immerse ourselves in the elemental qualities of the land and its geology, its light, energies, peoples and traditions.
Please contact me if you would like to order a specific picture at any size and in any of a variety of media (paper, canvas, metal or acrylic), framed or unframed or to discuss specific projects or requirements, e.g. for interior design or to obtain accurate costings within a budget. Simply specify the image name and broadly what you would like in your message via the link immediately above and we will get back to you for more specific information. Also, if you have some images of your own you would like me to work with, such as old prints or negatives to restore, or digital images to enhance or create a piece of art from, then let me know what you would like.
Alternatively, you can click on any image, or visit the Shop, to order 'print on demand' products based on the image, including framed prints, canvases, greetings cards, archival prints, phone cases and fabric based items.
Here you can see my art catalogue, an interior design brochure , a feature article about my work in the home and lifestyle ETC Magazine and another feature article in Sussex Life magazine.
If you would like to read more about my background then please visit my LinkedIn profile.