Tell us a bit about yourself as an artist
I’m 39, live in north Devon and have a passion for colour, shape and form. I also adore nature, industrial settings, graffiti and urban exploration.
What do you do and why?
I’m a hard edge abstract painter. I can’t live without it! It’s truly my passion and that’s what I believe I’m here for. Everything else I do is to pay for Bill’s and buy more paint.
Tell us something about your style
My style has always been very geometric and colourful and hasn’t really changed much during my life. You can usually tell if it’s mine even if I try to do something like a landscape.
What are your goals from an artistic point of view?
My goal is basically a 15 year plan to become successful and well established and therefore be able to live from selling my work alone and not have to work where I do now.
What does being an artist mean to you?
Being an artist means freedom! It means having the ability to share your thoughts, ideals and beauty with others and hopefully making them think and smile along the way.
Anything else you’d like to say?
I’m so grateful for all the experiences I’ve had in my life (good and bad) as I wouldn’t be where I am now and doing something I love.
“Fine artist / hard edge abstract painting”
BA(HONS) Fine art 2004 DMU Leicester
MA Fine art 2008 DMU Leicester
Barnstaple North Devon
My aesthetic has always been very structural, geometric and almost architectural, often focusing on the compositions around me whether industrial or organic. Shapes, textures and colours are things I have always appreciated and I look out for things that people often miss or discard as ugly and unnecessary. Having moved from somewhere quite industrial to North Devon, which is rather scenic, has made my style and colours bounce from cosmetic and artificial to organic and harmonious and I enjoy playing with the concept of both. Having a fine art background has given me knowledge and experience and I now enjoy the freedom to take my work in any direction. My influences tend to be more graffiti based mixed with architecture and photography which helps to keep my work a more varied.
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