Paint & Print
Inventiveness has always motivated me, problem solving through ingenuity, always seeking a different and better way to accomplish a task. Curious by nature and with a very broad range of interests I continually find myself considering why a thing is the way it is. I have a need to know. I am not satisfied until I have an understanding of my subject, and I will inevitably attempt to improve it where possible.
I am driven to create in order to express my view, not attempting to convince others of my convictions but provoking their individual thoughts on a given subject. I keep an extensive catalogue of photos I have shot over the past decade and continually add to this. These may be photos of family or friends, interesting land or cityscapes or even a park bench, rusted bucket or cracked chimney pot. It is the aesthetic which speaks to me and convinces me to take the photo but without a narrative they remain on my hard drive awaiting a social issue which I might attach to them. Once I have settled on an issue about which I want to create art, I will trawl through my personal archive in order to source the imagery required to begin my work.