ELECTED IN 1977
temperament, an artist innately inhabits just a small part of the
creative spectrum, conditioned not by intellect but by sensibility and
My work is at the musical end of the spectrum simply as heightened receptivity, far removed from art as message or comment. It is entrenched by reverberations of my childhood in Welsh hills where they spill into Shropshire.
leaving the Royal Academy Schools, my never ending apprenticeship
within elemental landscapes has persisted for over 60 years. Elemental
landscape is raw material, uncluttered by the narratives of human
involvement, simultaneously abstract and representational. Through
empathy we transfer and recognise
our temperament within it, a sensation of oneself in things.
contemporary measures such reasoning as anachronistic but the aesthetic
will not be reined in by reason. 'Being there ',we are in submission
and cannot deny our primacy as