The world we live in is a fascinating subject of inquiry. I am a geographer and an aspiring landscape painter. Geography and landscape painting share a common concern – the study of the relationship between people and their environs. If one wants to learn anything, and art in particular, educational resources are available at every turn. But, for me, the greatest teacher for landscape painting is the landscape itself. Constantly changing in appearance, it is there always for us to appreciate its attributes and learn from them. For me, landscape painting elicits appreciation of natural processes, reflection on the historical past, awareness of the potentialities of human action embodied in each place and, on occasion, provides a venue for philosophical exploration and emotional release.
Gallery displays of contemporary and historic landscapes by a geographer artist reflect the beauty, wonder and spirit of places around the world captured in pen and ink and watercolour on a variety of papers and canvas during 60+ years of an ongoing painting journey.