MIXED MEDIA ARTIST
I utilise my many years of experience as a Graphic Designer and Mixed Media Artist to produce dramatic free-flowing studies and industrial style photography.
A relaxed drawing style which relies on strong erratic lines and vibrant colouring techniques bring my landscapes and other studies to life, while my interest in distressed environments and abstract form creates engaging compositional photographs. Some of my recent projects have been based on distressed environments and also the creation of 'SOUND SCAPES' where music is used to influence the painting I am working on. I also I love to travel and am always looking for my next subject, project and series.
I have currently returned to digital drawing and painting to create a series of modern images based on iconic clothing, scenes and objects. The shoe series is particular popular with clients who have asked for their own favourite shoes to be immortalised in this way!
Open Studios 2023 is upon us! I am very much looking forward to once again exhibiting and demonstrating my work at City Arts Newbury, along with 4 other superb artists. Do come along and visit us when we are open - I am looking forward to seeing you!
'SOUND SCAPES' - Music to your eyes!
I have recently been letting myself loose in the studio creating abstract works of art based on music. The concept is not a new one but I have not experimented with this for a while and certainly not to this scale.
The process involves creating a play-list of music. Sometimes a specific genre, others times random music. With the music playing I let it depict the style of the painting from the colours used to the strokes and mark making. As the music changes so does the direction of the artwork. Generally there are shapes that repeat according to the sounds I hear.
I have been producing a few of theses and there are seeming popular with people - I have even had a requested play-list sent to me and produced a bespoke
'SOUND SCAPE' for someone based on their favourite music!
You can see these 'SOUND SCAPES' for yourself at the various exhibition I am showing or even commission one yourself!
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