2006 BA (Hons) Fine Art University Plymouth
The paintings explore the realms of suggestive, enigmatic apparitions, seeing thoughts and ideas almost as patterns, interlacing to define the optimum image in new forms and shapes which symbolise their existence. Prompted by a collection of my childhood drawings, which show a playful approach to the monsters of the imagination, my earlier self is revisited and explored in an ongoing reinterpretation, allied with visual resonances within the urban, contemporary scene. The large, crisp edged, intensely coloured forms emphasise a pristine flatness of the painted surface whilst gently hinting at the paradox of a three-dimentional dynamic within an essentially flat, spacial rendering. By altering and dramatising the scale of the original, often very small drawings, and representing chance actions in a controlled, deliberate way the process of painting reveals and amplifies previously hidden information, both visual and psychological, hinting at some other, perhaps meta-narrative beyond our conscious grasp.
What is sought, in this interaction between the abstract and the surreal, is a combination of spontaneity and control: a chaotic precision that extracts and re-presents the lost and found on an epic scale. Likewise, the titles of my paintings, though they parallel rather than describe the work, are precise and analogous to the images as they emerge and are defined.
All work is hand painted by brush with high quality acrylics on canvas.
Giclee Prints of my paintings are available to buy on a print on demand basis. If you have one in mind, please see my giclee prints page above.