On Your Doorstep Issue 7 - Page 109

NATURE AND ME Nature surrounds us, we exist within it and because of it. The need to stop and consciously capture a moment of nature is a determined, unwavering desire within my work. In a world which is often chaotic and confusing nature has become my grounding force; my aid that takes me back to my foundations. There is something within the outdoors than never waivers or falters, nature is constant. Nature provides inspiration through its simple beauty and rawness. This is often a stark contrast to daily life and this friction within life is where my most powerful and stimulating contemplations arise. My art is a reflection of my thoughts and sentiments, without my relationship with nature, my art would not exist. 109