Tag Archives: COLLAGE

“I DON’T THINK OF SKETCHBOOKS AS SACRED….THEY ARE ROUGH MATERIALS. THAT IS WHERE I FIND BEAUTY.” – PAUL MADONNA.

I’ve always loved sketchbooks, producing them myself and looking at other people’s too. Visual records of observations, plans for future images, ideas and themes which interest the artist.

Recently I have been putting elements of my sketchbooks together and severely cropping them to create mixed media pieces in their own right.

Nearly But Not Quite. 2015. Ink, acrylic, collage, digital.

NEARLY BUT NOT QUITE

Invasion. 2015. Ink.

INVASION

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” I WISH TO BLUR THE FIRM BOUNDARIES WHICH WE SELF-CERTAIN PEOPLE TEND TO DELINEATE AROUND ALL WE CAN ACHIEVE.” – HANNAH HOCH.

New collage completed today. Some of these along with some drawings, will soon be available to purchase through an online gallery. Will post details soon.

The Woman Who Decides What Is Valuable. 2015. Collage.

THE WOMAN WHO DECIDES WHAT IS VALUABLE

“I USE MANY METAPHORS, SIGNS, SYMBOLS, THAT TRIGGER HUMAN EMOTIONS AS WELL AS THE INTELLECT.” – ANDRZEJ KLIMOWSKI.

Ive always been interested in ideas more than technique. From the world of the literal to that of the abstract.

I use paint, collage and mark-making not to be photographic for the sake of it, but to convey emotions, memories, feelings and belief systems.

Techniques may go in and out of fashion, but the human condition is always worth exploring.

The Aristocracy. 2014. Acrylic, collage.

A human hand protrudes upwards from a human body, reaching out for a lost way of life, a vanished generation, damaged by one world war and soon to be eroded forever by another.

THE ARISTOCRACY