paintings straddle movements such as: Symbolism, Surrealism, and
Visionary Art. Pulling together common language threads, creating
my own visual religion, as it were. In a painting such as "Beam"
on this web site, I am pulling on the influence of the Symbolists
who had a great influence on me at Art College.
have come to terms with the drama found in the symbolist work of
Gustave Moreau; for example, 'Natural Electrics'. I try to Dream
the images as I improvise them in a 'Waking Dream'-like manner.
In this way I am working in an intuitive way.
also do a lot of drawing, which I see as keeping me fit for my painting.
The first thing I do each day when I get to my studio is draw in
my sketch book; this also I find informs my painting. I like to
study art from other parts of the world; recently, I have been looking
at art works from Asia and Latin America.