UK-born artist based in Melbourne, Australia.
Mediums: Drawing, collage, painting.
I would like to talk briefly about the three mediums I use.
Drawing, collage and painting.
It’s a love triangle.
Drawing is a divine mystery to me. You can never stop learning.
I always have pencils, pens or oil pastels on my person.
I love a quick sketch.
It’s amazing what you can create with a few well-placed scribbles.
The oil pastels come out for large, expressionistic works where colour is king.
The art and history of collage fascinates me. I love the process of reinvention.
How a striking picture from a vintage children’s book, for example, can be ripped from it’s former existence and be planted into a new world, where it suddenly enjoys a new identity, purpose and meaning.
My painting style is swift, bold, vibrant and direct.
No fancy stuff.
I keep a basic palette. Red, white, blue and black.
Simple and primal.
I am not too concerned with hyperrealism and detail.
Hopefully, my paintings evoke an immediate sensation and emotional atmosphere.
Character, expression and humour are essential.
I do not copy anybody’s work. I simply do whatever I feel like doing.
Do you know the strangest thing? Sometimes I do not even think about what I am doing.
It just happens. There is a big blank page. A white canvas. Whatever is going to be born emerges from nothingness, and, curiously enough, has always been there.
I am as surprised as anybody when a new artwork says it is finished.