I am a Community Creative working with digital technology based in South Cumbria.

A composer and improvisor working with mobile and online technology, pushing the boundaries of digital technology and off the peg electronics in improvised music for many years. I became the first Cumbrian composer in the British Music Collection in 2014. I work with my environment: from the use of field recordings to experiments of live remote performances in odd places using phone technology.

My practice has grown to incorporate visuals, which like my sound work is based in improvisation and my environment. I have been involved in a number of site-specific multi-media performances from Barcelona to a tour of British seaside towns.

I am an experienced workshop leader and specialise in creative technology, working with the community, schools and arts organisations to get the best creative use out of new technology.

This has seen augmented reality exhibitions in primary schools, internet radio broadcasts from 18th century water mills, comics about Vikings, animations, film making, photography and online blogging.

I also lead workshops in group improvisation and graphic scoring.

Space Is The Place

I DJ on local community radio station CandoFM. The show is called Space Is The Place, featuring 2 hours of music without borders. I share the presenting duties with Steve Robson. You can tune in live on 106.3 FM or online. Links to our Social Media

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Coast road. Sea defence and beach ... See MoreSee Less

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Super quick sketch trying to get the gentleness of Yoko One’s face after lots of top tips yesterday. Lot’s of face sketches to be done I think! ... See MoreSee Less

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Yoko Ono - not captured her. Nice enough drawing but not Yoko. Reference drawing included for tips on where I went wrong 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Watercolours are hard. More practice needed. Any tips? ... See MoreSee Less

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LKJ in Pen and Pencil ... See MoreSee Less

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A big hand ... See MoreSee Less

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Woody Guthrie - drawn for my good friend Jake, one of the finest interpreters of Woody’s songs I know. ... See MoreSee Less

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Trying watercolours and pen for a comic cover. Not bad first attempt and learnt a bit - especially using a pen that was 2 big on the lettering… ... See MoreSee Less

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Started a portrait of Woody for my mate Jake. Early pencil stage. ... See MoreSee Less

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My first ever watercolour ... See MoreSee Less

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Some of my artwork ... See MoreSee Less

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Ari Up pen and pencil A3 drawing ... See MoreSee Less

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Fruit bowl - coloured pencil ... See MoreSee Less

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Enjoying getting back into comics - Some of my faves: Hunt Emerson, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Evan Dorkin…

Any suggestions for further reading? Not a massive super hero/fantasy fan.
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Today’s drawing is @the.raincoats pen & pencil. ... See MoreSee Less

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Today’s drawing. Penguin ornament fishing. ... See MoreSee Less

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My first commission - Mark E Smith of The Fall for @swift.jonny - very relieved he likes it. ... See MoreSee Less

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Present for Betty, Janice’s mam. Milly and her penguin in coloured pencil ... See MoreSee Less

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Tonight’s entertainment. Does it get any better? ... See MoreSee Less

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Really nice to have some stuff framed up. Look lovely 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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