My work sits under an over arching theme of 'Living Here Not There'. My interest is in homes, shelter and buildings and how our built environment influences us socially, mentally and physically.
I live in a safe and beautiful part of the world unlike many people on this planet. This state of being influences my outward view and comparisons find themselves expressed in my work. I live here not there.
I am immediately attracted to manipulating media, combining forms and images and finding visual solutions to ideas. I collect clean and recyclable materials and combine them with new ones. Constructivist sensibilities pervade my work both in 2D and 3D forms.
Sometimes my creative direction is akin to swimming in soup and consequently my practice is eclectic. I attribute my training as an art educator to some of this approach where my interests have developed into a broad range of expressive forms and concepts.
Drawing is my first love next to working with paper. These find themselves within my work.
Representational and figurative images, portraiture and the human form dominated my early practice and these do find themselves appearing now and again as I play with ideas.
I will work on commission portraits from a distance. This means a photograph will form the source of the work. However I am mostly interested in unusual expressions and angles, quirky and the off beat shots of people.
If you like my approach contact me for a request.
Figurative and portrait work
Small and large works in crayon, ink and, charcoal
Yupo is a polyurethane paper
This work was created by carving into the blackened paper as a reductive drawing process
Charcoal on 800gsm cold cast paper
This work was made by mechanically carving into the pre blackened surface
For portrait requests please contact me. Portraits are re imagined from your more unusual photos.