From pulp to paper – trees in art

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Tools, Trees

Trees have become increasingly useful as a device in my work. They’ve always interested me; I’m drawn not only to their appearance, but also to their diversity of form and function, both in art and life. In my images they function in a variety of ways. They lead the eye to a focal point; often they serve to […]

In Black and White

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 in Fauvism, Influences, Process, Tools

From the studio – another note on process: Recently I have been taking both coloured and black and white snapshots of works in progress and looking at them together. This is proving to be a useful tool in my work process. It came about as a result of looking through an old book on Fauvism and discovering that many […]

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 […]