The Figure in Paper

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Figurative

I’ve been lax with posts recently, so a belated happy new year to all who take an interest in my work. The last few months have been spent steeped in figurative work – when it’s been possible to slip away from the annual festivities and commitments. I’ve been tackling the difficulties of constructing the figure in paper. It’s taken me […]

Under the influence of Fauvism

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Fauvism

In trying to push the language of collage I draw great inspiration and courage from the Fauves (wild beasts).  These ‘wild beasts’ are my heroes: Derain, Matisse, Braque, Vlamink, Manguin amongst others. The Fauvists didn’t have a  formal manifesto but the basic principles of Fauvism were that there be a purity and economy of approach. Despite the […]