I am a visual artist beginner, currently residing in the beautifully wild North of Wales. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums, as this allows me to thoroughly explore an idea or concept and helps forward my creativity into new territory. One theme or preoccupation that I often explore when I am experimenting, is how to create something in a visual manner that cannot usually be seen (like a feeling) or how to achieve a sense of movement in a static Image etc. If I can abstract this to it’s core, then I usually will. This is what interests me – the limitations that fuel creative process.
Too many artists to mention Influence my work, however, Jackson Pollock’s drip paintings have been an obvious springboard for some of my paintings and prints, Robert Rauschenberg’s experimentation is a joy and I respect Francisco Goya’s mastery of light. I enjoy Mark Rothko’s use of colour and am fascinated by Joseph Cornell’s curiosities. Movement in a static sculpture always makes me look twice, as do surrealist assemblies. But photography, printmaking, design, film, magic, music, wordplay and more, can just as easily occupy my creative thought as any masterful visual art piece can. In essence I am inspired by life and the endless combinations and possibilities it offers.
I studied a level 3/4 Diploma in Foundation studies (Art & Design) and went on to study a BA (Hons) Fine Art at UAL: Chelsea College of Arts. For reasons outside of my control I was unable to complete my degree and then some challenging years to follow prevented me from practicing art in any meaningful way. But the desire to create cannot be extinguished and I am hopeful as I take the first step towards creating a new body of work.
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