I am a figurative artist based in London working in a range of media. Having spent two decades working as a commercial photographer I have turned my focus more exclusively towards painting in the last couple of years. I am currently exploring the potential of photography as a source material and I am fascinated by the questions photography poses the painter. Whilst seemingly informative and authoritative the photograph creates so many unanswered questions and is so reliant on context to be understood. Is this a movie still, a posed scenario, a historical document or a lost family photo ? So much unedited human activity appears in these pictures and our relationship to them constantly changes . Unwittingly they can reveal the fault lines of class, gender, dream and ideal and of course the varied obsessions of the painter selected seemingly at random.
Kent Institute of Art and Design
Aberystwyth School of Art
The Art Academy London