Enlightenment through exploration does not come without sacrifice.
When the foreign becomes familiar, what was familiar becomes foreign.
So deeply immersed in a new place, I end up leaving parts of myself there upon departure.
When it’s time to leave and move on, it feels as if I’ve lost something invaluable that can never be returned. 
In reality, this sense of loss is a product of priceless experiences and immeasurable perspective.
Indeed, I can’t help falling in love with other landscapes, cultures and people. In the process, however, home becomes an elusive notion. It ceases to be a place, and transforms into a feeling.
Desire is a very stubborn condition. Perhaps the only viable form of treatment is to surrender to its symptoms and relegate to dreams the hope that there is a place where desire is a thing forgotten.

votive boxes

These are really old now, but I was talking to Leigh Hancock at 5 Dots Collective in Nottingham about selling them at the workshop.  I have around 60 of them altogether. They're some of the earliest work I have that I still feel a connection with.


as if

Here's my latest video. Narrated by Francie Hickinbotham. Special thanks to  Izzy Mitchell, and to 'Crane Under Water' for the beautiful, haunting music. You can find more of his work here.

new drawings

Some recent drawings from Sulawesi and Spain, more figurative than they've been for a long time! Just graphite in a Moleskine.

Nikkita Palmer drawings from Spain

Some drawings by Nikkita Palmer from her trip to Spain last September. Check out her blog here.

Dec arts sketchbooks

Sketchbook work from  BA Dec Arts final year students at NTU.

Anna Chesney

 Amelia Hales