My stimulus usually comes from industrial, mechanical and architectural sources.
I love the sculptural shapes of machinery, engines, boilers, etc, from the well maintained &
polished to the rusty, crumbling & corroded. In early 2011 I started to introduce a figure
into some of my works, the human element in the industrial process. I then went on to do a
series of large male figures. My more recent works include a series of red, black & gold
abstract paintings and the red flower paintings.
Just a few of the many people & movements that had an effect on my development:
Picasso, Leger, Tapies, Paolozzi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Renzo Piano. Cubism, Pop Art,
Bauhaus, De Stijl, Abstract Expressionism.
Painting, usually on canvas with mixed media & multi-layering for textural relief, then oil in
the later stages. In 2009/2010 I was taught the art of collagraph printing, this has become
another passion & means of expression for me.
Although there were no intentional hidden messages in my work, I now realize that my
subconscious has been playing a large part in what I produce. I find I am learning a lot
about myself from my own analysis of the issue of my paintings.
I have many sources of inspiration but the end result is a painting which should be seen as
an object in its own right, a new article.
I want the observer to be curious, but to form their own interpretation of what they see.
When I look at a work of art that I like, I do not want an explanation. I like pictures that I do