It all comes down to memory: precious and treasured, elusive, lost, inaccurate yet true. I try to capture the essence of an experience, a fugitive and unrepeatable moment that was intensely important.
How may the essence, the feeling of a particular moment be expressed and how might it change over time? In an age of instant imagery, my work aims to capture that movement combined with stillness and to reflect an ongoing process of meditation and reflection.
My current tools are brush combined with the use of gesso, ink, paint and gilding in a process that develops over time. As in life, chance and working on the edge of control play their part. Perfection is unattainable and undesired.
Artwork ranges in size from 15 x 10cm upwards with all dimensions given on the Gallery page. I regularly update images so please have a look around.
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My weekly blog celebrates art and creativity in many forms and I am actively involved in art organisations including BSAA and ArtCan, both of which support and enable artists to sustain their practice.