I love drawing and painting the essence of space, light and life. I make drawings and paintings by assembling and dis-assembling fragments of different spaces and buildings which I sketch, photograph and experience in order to put them together in the form of a drawing or a painting. I work in charcoal, oil, collage and mixed media. Most of the drawings are at some point torn, erased, sanded down and reworked until they reach the essence of what they need to be. Most of the paintings undergo many transformations, sometimes over a period of years until they reach a point in which they can be called ‘finished’. I use the word ‘finished’ for want of a better way to describe something which has reached the limits of what it can be at a particular point in the exploration of the problematic of the work.
It’s a bit like a chapter in a book. There is a point in which adding any more no longer fits, when one chapter has ended and the next needs to begin. I see the works as drawings even if they are with paint and I also see them as windows of space and light, which the viewer can ‘walk into’, and which emanate energy and movement.
I like to explore how paint can give me better drawings which have colour, line and transparency, although, increasingly, there is a point in which the work is just all one and defining it becomes pointless. I am a freelance artist, most of my work is available to view here online and by private appointment. I undertake art projects and commissions for personal, corporate, public and 3rd sector. Please contact me for more information.