I am a mixed media artist living in London. After graduating in art photography, I pursued a successful career, including commercial work, exhibitions around the UK, TV appearance and many features in publications. Due to my busy commercial career, I could never get away long enough to work on my own creative ideas. So I have now completely turned my attention to my personal projects.
I am drawn to abstract and geometric patterns and shadow and light. I love watching how natural light plays with the formation of patterns and try to bring them together to catch a perfect picture of geometric abstraction. I love the way abstract views give me so much more to think about and a sense of seeing beyond what seems to be obvious but really isn’t.
I was always a great admirer of such great artists as Man Ray, Paul Klee, Picasso, Mondrian and Frank Stella and thoughts of them are often on my mind when creating an image.
Sometimes I feel a completely different view is required for an idea and I make dioramas in boxes. Hand building miniature details or using found objects. Interestingly enough, these began long ago in in the 1800’s with Daguerre, a man associated with the start of photography. So I see them as an alternative way of showing a moment in time, but in 3D. Tied in with this, my commercial work included theatre work and in the past I have done a few film courses, therefore I often draw on these experiences, mixing them together with my abstract ideas.
...because it's sometimes humorous, sometimes disturbing, always stimulating... and the threshold to somewhere else!