Having gone straight from school to art school to study fine art I found myself still there forty years later when it came to retirement. During that time I exhibited widely for many years, often using a mixture of cross-disciplinary media, until a change of direction led me into research and writing which led to a number of published works. I’ve lived in Devon since the early eighties, am now settled in Appledore, and have returned within the last eighteen months to exploratory studio practice without yet knowing where that journey might take me. Initial experiments seem to be about how marks can carry meaning beyond their original context - currently the human figure - and the media I’m using at the moment are traditional. Of particular interest to me, for very different reasons, are Auerbach, Twombly and Schiele. Also zen and AI.
The images shown here are not presented as ‘finished work’ but serve to illustrate recent moments on the odyssey.
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