I do love a good story. And a bad one.
My work is nearly always attached to an on-going narrative, often that is clear and obvious in the titles or body of work, at others its vague and doesn’t even get a mention. Always though, i find it helps with the palette, tone, the development of a series or mini series, the characters within and most importantly it removes me from the equation.
I think now i have a definite style of painting, however using this process lets my mind go to places it might not normally and ultimately results in a broad collection of paintings for sale.
I am self-taught and i think that happened during my years as a chef in the world’s kitchens. A complicated environment where you’ll find a very complicated relationship between the users, the canvas, the paint and the audience. It was here i found my love of texture and it was leaving here that allowed me to fully embrace and engage with my love of mess. It is a very paint heavy process and often there are many amazing paintings underneath the one you like, and you get all of those on the house………