Inspiration and approach
Memory and Landscape
Proust famously wrote of the surge and detail of memories of his childhood brought back by eating 'a tiny crumb of madeleine'. To me, landscape has the same impact.
Our memories are set in the places we form them. Landscapes themselves hold their own memories - of individuals, of events, of times, of culture.
I focus on my own memories of landscape, as well as taking inspiration from writers, poets, journalists, people talking - about what landscapes remembers for them.
‘But best of all was the frogspawn that hung like clotted water/In the shade of the banks’
Seamus Heaney, ‘Death of a naturalist’
90x90cm, acrylic on canvas