As you will see my work ranges from semi representational to abstract expressionism and covers an eclectic choice of subjects. However if I was to single out a particular genre as one I enjoy the most, both to look at and experiment with, it would be abstract expression.
When working I like to produce interesting brush strokes, scrapes, lines, textures and colours. I am more interested in the colouration and abstractness of a painting rather than its attention to accuracy in appearance or perspective. I work mostly from sketches or photographs but try hard not to be heavily influenced by the source materials colours, leaving me free to experiment. For me it’s the process of creating the piece that excites me, pushing and pulling the paint around the canvas, laying down of layers then stripping them back again, waiting to see what develops and where it’s going next.
John Hoyland, Howard Hodgkin, Hans Hoffman, Jackson Pollock, Willem De Kooning and Mark Rothko have all had some influence in my work. Current artists that have inspired me are Hashim Akib with his loaded multicolour brush technique, Glyn Macey with his vibrant colours and expressive mark making and Ashley Hanson with his heavily textured abstract landscapes.
I hope you enjoy my work