I have been developing a working method over many years that has at its core my unstoppable desire to make things. My working life has been dedicated to encouraging others who have the same desire. I have accumulated a wealth of working knowledge and confidence across a wide range of Art, Craft and Design practice. Such practice is crucial to a maker, for in the sheer breadth of this field lie many opportunities to explore, experiment and cross- reference techniques, materials and ideas.
Even as a trained painter I do not limit myself to painting, but consciously search for ways of expressing ideas through other technical means and material processes. This leads to outcomes that are surprising hybrids and often a challenge to complete. By selecting materials not commonly associated with standard practices, opportunities are offered for the manipulation and structuring of colour, pattern and texture. All of this takes place within an approach that is, of necessity, open- ended.
Recent working with PVC tapes and data cable refer, on the one hand, to the communications and electronics world that is central to modern life whilst taking me back to childhood memories of aeroplane scrap yards, that yielded Perspex and wiring in my post- war scavenging and formative making years.
I try to make things /objects /artefacts that reflect my life experiences, but within the control of rigorous, aesthetic selection and evaluation applied, at best, intuitively. Current themes relate to experiences of ancient temples and early architectural sites offering opportunities to mix geometric imagery as a structural and compositional element.
The works also show the exploration of the spaces and perceived boundaries that lie between Painting, Printmaking and Construction and how the results of this contemporary practice produce sometimes complex and often dramatically idiosyncratic outcomes.
I work at my studio in Pitney near Langport.
Telephone: 01458 251096