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.
Invasion. 2015. Ink.
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.
Austere. 2015. Collage
Schizophrenia. 2015. Collage
Celluloid. 2012. Acrylic, photography, collage, digital.
Limbo. 2015. Collage
Girl Strange. 2014. Collage.
Paul Klee. 2013. Collage.
Parklife. 2015. Collage.
Collage is an ancient form and an ideal visual medium for the 21st Century. Working fast and without hesitiation, the integral methods of discordance and displacements can reflect the turbulent times of this century.
She’s Like you. 2015. Collage.
No One Waiting. 2015. Collage.
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.