I have been shortlisted for the national open art competition. Please would you be able to vote for me in the ‘world art vote’ section. My painting is called ‘Markie b’. Please go to this link to vote: http://www.nationalopenart.org/gallery2.php?as=1&Markie-B-18001
Over the last year I have been taking photographs of people after talking to them. These people have such warmth and generosity of spirit. The fact is that people don’t mind being approached, almost everyone’s response has been to engage in a positive and inquisitive manner.
I have recently been working on a series of ink drawings and paintings. They have been an important influence to my oil painting for many years particularly since discovering the work of Koon Wai Bong. His work has had a lasting effect in my painting. The contemplation of space and mark making is intuitive and[…]
Junichiro Tanizaki in his book ‘in praise of shadows’ “There is nothing more. And yet, when we gaze into the darkness… though we know perfectly well it is mere shadow, we are overcome with the feeling that in this small corner of the atmosphere there reigns complete and utter silence; that here in the darkness[…]
I thought it was time to post a painting in progress and over the past six months I have been asking people permission to have their photograph taken and the process has been surprisingly positive and rewarding. In the past I always chosen to be a passive observer. Street photography has been an obsession of[…]
Benjamin has recently been nominated for the mercury music prize. Ever since his cornerstone EP his music has become increasingly important to my work. I seldom listen to music when I paint but he is an exception. I have painted several paintings whilst listening to his music. It connects so well to what I am[…]
I recently found my paintings on the BBC archive. These paintings are on display at the Tavistock institute in London. There was a vote at the Tavistock for the most popular painting and ‘At the aquarium‘ received the most votes. The Tavistock institute is a wonderful place.
Argyll St is a result of one of my walks through London. My painting is a contemplation on space and the people within the space. I find that fragments of a memory are more potent than a specific event. The feeling of being in a specific place in time is extremely important. We recall in[…]