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Drawing whilst walking makes it possible to record the visual and physical experience of moving through the landscape. During this activity the artist becomes part of the environment alongside the other flora and fauna living there, and the drawings become visually dynamic records of this immersive experience. 

Using a harness to hold a drawing board in place whilst walking facilitates drawing with both hands. This creates a fully embodied continuum between land, air and artwork that blurs the boundary between walking and drawing. Consequently, the process becomes physically dynamic allowing the reciprocal action of ground and hips or wind and upper body to prompt and lead the drawing in unexpected directions. 

The uncertainty of this activity can be overwhelming. However, when the artist learns to yield to these unchoreographed movements, the emergent drawings begin to exhibit characteristics that could not have been created had the artist not become ‘stillness in motion'.

(Exhibition statement: 'Stillness in Motion' Cromer Artspace 2023)

EDUCATION:

BA Fine Art (1st Class) Canterbury College of Art 1996

MA Art & Design in Education (with distinction) Institute of Education London 2006

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

Solo:

2024  'Ambulatory Drawing: Salthouse' - St Nicholas Church, Salthouse, Norfolk, UK

2023  'Stillness in Motion' - Cromer Artspace, Norfolk, UK

2022  'Recent Drawings' - The Old Workshop Gallery, Corpusty, Norfolk, UK

2015  'Transient' - St Nicholas Church, Salthouse, Norfolk, UK

2007  'Vir Domesticus Sublimis' - Habitat, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

2006  'A Sublime Fallacy' - The Granary, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

1999  'Artist in Residence' - Round Tower Gallery, Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus

1996  'Permanent Installation' - Pfizers Pharmaceuticals, Sandwich, Kent, UK

Joint:

2008  Horace Blue Gallery: 'Object and Image' (with Simon Wright), Norfolk, UK

2005  The Cut Arts Centre: 'New paintings' (with R. Greenhalgh), Halesworth, UK

Group:

2023  Bayfield Sculpture Trail: 'Ambulatory Drawing', Norfolk, UK

2023  The Yare Gallery: 'Yet Better Built', Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK

2021  The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral: Norwich 20 'Horizons', Norwich, Norfolk, UK

2019  The Undercroft Gallery: 'Metamorphosis', Norwich, Norfolk, UK

2018  Cley 18: 'Ambulatory Drawing - Salthouse to Cley-next-the-Sea', Norfolk, UK

2017  Cley 17: 'Ambulatory Drawing', Norfolk, UK

2015  Open Studios: The Crooked Rose, Aylsham, Norfolk, UK

2010  Salthouse 10: 'Time and Motion', Norfolk, UK

2008  Galerija Vojvodanske banke: 'Gruppa 20', Novi Sad, Serbia

2008  Halle aux Toiles: '50 Artistes d’Aujourd’hui', Rouen, France

2006  Salthouse 06: 'Interregnum', Norfolk, UK

2005  Fringe at the Factory: 'Four Room Installation', Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Competitions:

2007  Celeste Art Prize (Exhibition Catalogue) -  Old Truman Brewery, London, UK

1995  Unipart Reflections of Technology Awards - Paddington Station, London, UK

Collections:

Pfizer, UK

Private collections in the UK, Cyprus and Malaysia

MEMBERSHIPS and VOLUNTARY WORK:

Norwich 20 Group - 2006 to present

North Norfolk Exhibition Project - committee member 2006-10

Ambulatory Drawing
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