Sheffield based artist

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I have not formally studied art but I have sought out training and experience through various short courses and guidance from experienced artists.




Other Relevant Work

I am employed as a project manager with the Environment Agency I have worked on many environmental projects which informs my view and approach to the landscape and natural environment. This work has included river restoration projects to reinstate natural features allowing the rivers to follow a more natural course and the creation of river and wetland habitats.  Water leaching through abandoned coal workings can carry high concentrations of iron, when it reaches the surface it is oxidised and deposited on the bed of streams as iron oxide – ochre. I have worked on projects to treat the mine drainage before it is deposited in the rivers, where it would coat the bed and kill the invertebrate life which lives there. The thick ochrous sludge with its vivid colour fascinated me and I began making use of it in drawings.

Restoration of stonework with Rivelin Masonry at Pitsmoor Toll Cottage, Sheffield – May to July 2007