Broadly, my work is concerned with existence: an abstract, strange and bizarre predicament. My approach is often light and tongue in cheek, tending to focus on the humour in this weird situation and upon existential questions.
I am interested in looking at these issues and in creating visually striking and unusual images, strange creatures or objects set against a barren, possibly hostile backdrop. Reflecting the surreal nature of existence.
The futility of human existence and the madness of everyday life are central themes in my work. I am keen to explore the nonsensical aspects of the human condition and of existence.
My influences include 20th century comics and cartoons, surreal art generally, and amongst others, Francis Bacon, Henry Moore, Giacometti, di Chirico and Morandi. Music, Jazz in particular, also plays a huge part in my inspiration.
Born in 1952, early life in Canada.
Highgate, North London
St. Martins School of Art – Foundation Course
Sheffield School of Art – BA Hons Fine Art (Painting)
Middlesex Polytechnic – PGCADE, Art Teaching
Exhibiting in Sheffield and London
Career in criminal law
Slade School of Fine Art
Resumed Art Practice
Member of the North London Artists Network (NLAN)
11th April 2014
Insight School of Art (Solo Show)
15th June 2014
Stephens House, North Finchley
31st October 2014
Camden Image (NLAN Group Show)
Camden Image (“Duality”)