As an artist I work in a number of areas. I create abstract paintings in acrylics and other supporting mediums, I print in a variety of ways, enjoying screen printing at the moment. I also bind books, some with empty pages, some with found treasure pages and some as concept or artist books.
I like trees and colour and I take my inspiration from words, feelings and emotions. The reaction that the outside stimulus produces creates a reaction in me that is often cross wired. I will feel a colour, taste a shape, see a sound, these reactions represents a concept or idea and can then be drawn and worked on.
It takes me a long time to create a painting as the form needs to be worked out then the process of layers starting with texture and shape then layers of colour to attempt to create what already exists in my head.
Human beings interact naturally with a book, being taught the fundamentals as a child. They are comfortable with the handling and understand how it works.
My work tends to focus on emotions, my ideas and concepts are often visually stimulated but can then be traced back to the emotion of that idea.
I have fine art training and experience and I have a degree in Graphic Design which helps me to transform any idea into the naturally sequential rhythm of pages, taking an idea and being able to tell the tale visually and editorially.
I am a painter and print-maker but sometimes an idea cannot be interpreted into a 2D image, books are another way of communicating with the world. I have been making books for many years, I do love a long stitch project book.
I have created a number of Artist Books such as Music, Abundance and 50 Shades of Asphalt.