Flotsam and Jetsam


I moved to Portscatho over 30 years ago and having always previously lived in towns or cities I became instantly captivated with the sea and more especially the beach and I’ve remained so ever since.

I started beach combing straight away consequently my collection of ‘TREASURE’ in the studio has grown bigger and bigger over the intervening years.

Around 10 years ago I began to make collages [ Objects Trouvés ] and pieces from the flotsam and jetsam I was accumulating.

My sense of excitement and anticipation at what I might find has never diminished but is now tempered by a sense of horror at the ever increasing volume of ‘TREASURE’ washed up on our shores and the untold damage this is doing to the marine environment.

One persons trash is another persons treasure.

Detail section of painting
Various rope and net collected
A beach combing session
Treasure of Trash instalation at The Hidden Hut
Rope frames ready to build on
Rope dried and sorted ready to use