Hi and thank you for visiting my site. I am a proud Yorkshireman living in Bradford, England with a late diagnosis of autism. Much of my work around autism and mental health is inspired by my life before and after I received my diagnosis. This inspiration also comes from my experiences of anxiety and depression which have had and continue to, have an impact on my life.
The other inspiration for my work comes from nature and the countryside and landscape around me particularly the moors above Haworth home of the Brontes and the Upper Calder Valley in Calderdale. At once these areas can be savage, bleak and brutal, the next full of beauty, warmth and mystery. I have explored much of these areas but still have a lot to learn about them.
Both areas are full of moors, trails, hills, streams and waterfalls that take on a different nature depending on the time of year and the mood I am in. I regularly run around these areas breathing in the stunning beauty of them and taking photographs to inspire my writing.
Quite often my two inspirations combine to arouse the writer within me and influence my work.
I hope you enjoy my work and if you have any comments please leave them.
The painting is Morning, Heptonstall Moor by my good friend Rachel Lumb. Rachel is a local artist with a talent and passion for painting landscapes. More of Rachel’s work can be found here: http://www.rachelelumb.com/