At the moment my work is mostly graphic work in pen and ink, making drawings of trees and landscapes, and I am particularly interested in depicting iconic trees in West Kirby. My interest is driven by my concerns about the conservation and preservation of the natural world we share. I’m also working on a graphic novel about my dogs, in which I depict their antics and the events that brighten my days.
Prior to this my practice focused broadly on landscape, and more specifically on the contrast between enduring and precarious life, such as ancient trees in threatened locations, resulting in an extended graphic project about iconic pine trees in West Kirby and Bethlehem. I also paint and draw landscapes in a semi-abstract form. I like to adopt hybrid drawing methods, and often impose imaginative ideas upon naturalistic starting points.
I am emeritus professor of Education at the University of Chester, where I co-direct a research centre into creative education, and I have published many articles and books about my research. I previously led the Artist-Teacher programme at Goldsmiths College.