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 […]

The point of art

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Exhibitions, Meaning, Process

Following my  graduation from St Martins, one of my early pictures was bought by a client who was so delighted with her purchase she sent me a snapshot of it hanging in her home. The work had been one of my favourite pieces and during its making I believed I’d made some advances in my work. […]