Statement of Intent
I have played, walked and just stood still in woods since childhood.
I have sought to portray my local woodlands, all within 20 miles of my home in Leeds, through the seasons. My aim in this collection is to invite the viewer to contemplate the changing colour, texture and forms of these places.
Yorkshire is not known for its wooded areas; coast, moor and dales, yes - woods, no. Yet, hidden in the very steep-sided river valleys which cut through the moors of West and North Yorkshire are wild woods. Largely untouched by humans, these old woods cling precariously to their slopes.
I have tried to embrace the interwoven and intricate patterns of these wild woods as they change, in all their complexity.