My belief in being an artist comes from the natural ability to observe and watch. In observing we see through and into the object.
I am searching for a different way to represent the familiar. I have developed my own immediate response to a technique developed by the abstract artist Jackson Pollock, whilst studying his process at University. His unique style has inspired me to produce a fluid, energetic, representational reaction to his work. Working mainly in acrylic paint, ink or domestic emulsion paint; I work directly from the tube or paint pot. Using a stick or tube to flick and direct the paint from a standing position over the paper or canvas.
With my work I am interested in expressing a sense of power, movement, strength, and masculinity whatever the subject matter.
The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.