Human Landscapes (2001)
I studied Fine Art at Bath College of Art specialising in painting. On graduating, I worked from a shared studio at the Bussey Building in Peckham and a private studio in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. During this period I produced a number of series of paintings, and exhibited in Bath, Bristol, St Davids and London.
The final series of paintings I created was called Human Landscapes. This series of paintings was produced after moving to, and working from coastal Pembrokeshire. The area is awash with landscape painters who champion the natural diversity of the landscape as an inspiration for their work. “Human Landscapes” is a response to traditional rural landscape painting. My observation of the landscape in rural areas is that of human intervention: field patterns, grazing moors, coastal mines and footpaths. Just like the city, we have formed the rural landscape through our actions and industry. These paintings are of local sites of rural beauty that have been influenced by human events.
(1750x2500, Acrylic and Household Gloss on Canvas)