I'm not that complex

 

Edgy, quirky, humorous images using limited colour palettes convey thoughts we all have, places we have been and comments we could have made. My work, I hope, works on several simple levels; emotional response, compositional balance, mark making, humour and at times, create that ‘ah ha!’ moment.

Owing to career and family commitments I have not been able to follow my passion of painting for many years until a friend, which has resulted in me painting and drawing again, made a challenge. My work is primarily based on experiences both past and present. It explores bold imagery and intimate studies, which draw the viewer to take a closer look. The use of text gives an insight to elements of my recollections and humorous nature. Often, titles for a piece are thought of first and images follow.

There are two main aspects to my work, at present: acrylic paintings on canvas and graphite drawings. I work with an ever changing palette to give visual impact almost graphical, but look closely and there is movement on the surface. More recently, however, I have been working with different materials and approaches, looking at quality of craftsmanship combined with a surprise element.

I must admit, I do like to swear! and use my work as a vehicle for this; the expletive series is ongoing. As a sufferer of sleep apnea; a condition that almost took over my life some years ago, I have a strong affinity with the mask that keeps me alive.

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Hoooopppppsssaaaaa
Hoooopppppsssaaaaa
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Three Streets
Three Streets

Currently managing Indie Rock Band Three Streets - taken from 02 Isle of Wight Final

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Enjoying a morning coffee aha its fathers day
Enjoying a morning coffee aha its fathers day
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Matching the footwear to the underground gotta love Hemingway hush puppies also very comfy (age rela
Matching the footwear to the underground gotta love Hemingway hush puppies also very comfy (age rela
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