UK Painter and emerging artist.
‘Art is the expression of the spirit’.
My art is an exploration into painterly languages that explore the fertile ground between landscape and abstraction,dealing with the natural world in a metaphysical context, but with a high degree of intention and individual creative freedom.
Contextually, I see my painting fitting within the painting movements of lyrical abstraction of the 50’s and 60’s, Neo romanticism and Abstracted landscape painting. From pre abstract Mondrian to Raoul de Keiser.
Originally a musician, I find solace in sound. However, when a sound isn’t enough to express myself, painting takes over, and renders an equivalent visual language. I see it as an act of translation, and, to be able to create a visual note or a visual poetry has played a vital role in my work. In order to do this, I use a simplified more minimalist imagery, which is, in turn symbolic.
Through an engagement with the process, my paintings are at root; a fusion of my imagination, memory of direct experience, a sense of place, aesthetic ideas around Hegel and the connection to my inner spirit through materiality of the paint.