Last Update 26 June 2017
About me and my work
I have thought long and hard about how to describe what I do.
I cannot in fairness call my work paintings because I’m not a painter.
Equally, I do not produce copies, print runs or limited editions, so would not call myself a printer.
I am not a photographer either.
Paradoxically my work starts with a photograph, does have paint in it and part of it is printed. Sometimes I even use collage and collagraph techniques.
‘Mixed media fine graphics’ is maybe a good way to describe the images I produce.
Importantly, I’d like you to know that every piece I do is unique. If you do decide to buy from me, then I want you to have a one off original picture and that is what you will get!
And I am able to maintain reasonable prices because of the way I work.
I use a camera and an iPad as my ‘sketch books’ so I am able to record ideas quickly and easily and use those ideas again and again.
The fact that my computer is an essential part of my creative repertoire enables me to explore many avenues that are impossibly time-
Working digitally until the very last stages of print then paint means no little or no waste of time, tools or material.
Also, I work in 5 standard sizes using a classic narrow black frame that I thinks suits my style of work, so again, my framing costs are minimised and I am able to pass that on to you!
“The camera never lies but the direction you point it in determines the amount of truth it tells.”