Wicken & other Fens
During 2017 and 2018 I have been working to capture and then re-work a series of waterways and wetlands imagery. These have evolved in that time to become more and more impressionistic, especially in the spring of 2019. However, the ecological features always creep in - so migrating House-martins, the mass flowering of Arrowhead and the fauna within the aquatic environment are never far away.
The Brecks are a strange and largely unappreciated landscape with its own unique wildlife.
The sandy and dry Breckland landscape can be extreme and as desolate as the fens are bleak. The specialist flora and fauna such as the stone curlews are themselves oddities. The landscape is typified by the twisted and smashed roadside pines – iconic in their drunken leaning and broken limbs.
My work reflects my ecological background and draws on impressionist and modern artistic influences. I am currently working on a series of fen waterland scenes and the iconic 'twisted pine' landscapes of the brecks.