"I try to give people a different way of looking at their surroundings. That's art to me."
- Maya Lin
The Great British Countryside is more than an iconic, beautiful, productive and diverse landscape; it is an idea deeply ingrained within the National psyche and one that seems to infiltrate my work at every level. Growing up in the Cotswolds it is also a key part of my own personal identity, and indeed some of my earliest memories are to this backdrop.
I have a strong love of the arts, but enjoy them most when combined with a technical approach, working with the natural environment and the passage of time. I aim to understand the spirit of a place, working sensitively with this to develop concepts and design details. I feel that my work is humanistic in character and informed by the social responsibility we have as Landscape Architects.
I also enjoy engaging with the landscape around me, be it cycling in the Cotswolds or walking in the Lake District, revisiting my favorite places, and seeing how they evolve over time.