'My work is about place. I am curious about places I have never been and nostalgic about those I know well. The dynamism, the movement and the sensations of a place are what I wish to convey and so my pieces are emotional responses to subject matter rather than literal interpretations. A personal connection to a place is what informs the energy of my line, the elimination or emphasis of detail and the subjective colour that I use.
Rarely content to use only one medium, I have always enjoyed the inventive process of mixing materials. Just as a linguist may blend words from different languages to best expressive himself, a mixed media artist hopes to make a stronger and richer statement by mixing materials and techniques. It is important to me to have a strong technical understanding but it is equally important to me to challenge convention.
Colour and surface qualities that interact with light add life to a 2D surface. However, it is ultimately drawing that is my anchor for expression and communication. For me, conviction of line and a wide repertoire of mark-making add more emotional content to my pieces than any other visual element.
Extensive travel has deepened my fascination with the urban environment, the language of architecture and the fading glamour of European cities in particular. Cities are where I feel edified, alive and inspired. They feed me visually.
Above all, I would like to present places in an an optimistic light, convey hope and share my experience of finding beauty in the world.'
La Richesse de L'automé
West Coast Daydream
Coast to Cairn - SOLD
Light Through the Leaves - SOLD
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