Born in Liverpool 1955 and grew up in a small mining town in South Yorkshire. After an apprenticeship at the local pit, travelled round Europe for a few years. Studied art at Rotterdam Academie voor Beeldenden Kunsten and sculpture at Sheffield City Polytechnic. Now resident in Leeuwarden.
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It would seem churlish not to write something about my work after having made this site so with the hope of not being boring or seeming too self obsessed, I’ll try and put a little context to the work on this site. I'm drawn to the absurd, the ridiculous, the satirical, the surreal, the weirdness and strangeness of things. I should also add, the political but that also incorporates the same list of adjectives. I am not interested in the other worldly but more the feeling that something isn't quite what it should be, a facsimile over a facsimile, entering a room where the furniture has shifted. The art work on this website is my current obsession.
My poetry maps my moods and obsessions, my observations of the world, like a mirror it reflects. One can't escape oneself, the more one looks out, the more one reveals what's inside. The more I try to escape myself, the more I capture myself. What started out as a distraction ends up being an obsession. I don't think I am unique in this, my work is just what I do with this experience.
Please feel free to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org
I started out as a sculptor but due to lack of space, I ended up mainly printmaking, etching being another major love of mine. It probably has a lot to do with my enjoyment of process and a feel of being in a workshop rather than an artist's studio.
Drawing a backdrop for an art video. The spontaneity is what attracts me to using marker pens and Indian ink. The process is as much about doing as the result, to capture the thought process as much as the design. It is about creating while doing, rather than design and executing.
In Indian ink I usually just draw what springs to mind at the time. Though sometimes like the 'monkey business' images, an idea will stick in my mind and develop over a short period of time.
I'm happy to sell my ink drawings for €50 each so feel free to contact me if you would like to buy one. Please contact me at: email@example.com