Mike Dodd, Artist

I studied Graphics at Chelsea School of Art (1968 – 1972). Following a career in commercial illustration and moving to live in southern France in 2002, I completed a Masters degree in Fine Art at Cardiff School of Art & Design (UWIC) in September 2008. The following summer (2009), I made a 1000 mile, six week raft trip down the Mississippi River. I returned from France to live in north Norfolk, UK in 2020.

One aspect of my work is concerned with the construction of site-specific, mainly ephemeral installations in outdoor environments. Another is the representation of trees and other natural phenomena through drawing and other more direct methods. I am an associate member of the Arborealists group of artists.

I am attempting with all my work to encapsulate complex ideas within a simplicity of form and to let nature, as far as possible, speak for itself.