For more information on Alan's work see www.haywards.com
Repeated patterns, colours and textures observed in nature provide the inspiration for Alan Hayward's stunning photographs. This show combines two themes; "A Natural Order" reflects the synthesis in thinking between science and mathematics which suggests a fundamental orderliness underlying the apparent chaos of natural phenomena. "Elements" evokes the atmosphere of place. For Alan, the pleasure of photography is the ability to record an experience vividly and accurately, the process of selection being key to successfully capturing the spirit of a place. This, combined with Alan's painterly approach, results in images that seem to reveal the essence of his subjects - visual haiku.
Alan Hayward has exhibited over the last 30 years in the UK, Australia and India, most recently at the Oxo Gallery on London's South Bank. His early career in physics teaching has informed his photographic practice. He is partner in a design and fine art printing practice in Alston where he prints his own images, sometimes very large, on watercolour paper and canvas.
Alan Hayward at work in his studio