Eyes, imagination, dedication and passion make a visual artist.
My work of the last fifteen years has looked to ancient landscapes and sacred sites and at the enormous sense of presence and mystery these sites command. Now I am looking at the garden-landscape, likewise with its unanswered mysteries.
I view these garden landscapes through my eyes, yet wonder what it might look like to species who have a greater capacity to see beyond the visual spectrum of we humans: the bees, insects, and birds. What does the additional visual sensitivity to ultra-violet light make their world look like? What can we tell by observing the movements and interactions of these other species in the garden landscape?
What lies beyond the edges of our ‘visible’ world but yet still exists ‘visually’ in ‘real space’? What do we not see in the ‘empty spaces’?
These are some of the questions I ask as I make drawings and paintings.