"The secret of true happiness
is found in the creative process
of living out your dreams now,
in the knowledge that you'll
leave this world with no regrets."
Discover My Story...
Portraiture, Interiors, Still-life, landscape, these are my passions and the vehicles through which I express my lifelong fascination with the amazing variety found in people, in places and in the natural environment. I quote Sam Hunter in his essay on Marino Marini;
For him, the sculptural portrait was not only likeness, capturing the true appearance of an individual as well as his idiosyncrasies, but also a means of tapping into the eternal.
Likeness and essence, a moment in time which draws us into the realm of timelessness, this is the true joy of portraiture, as it is of all true art.
Inspired by David Hockney, I have lately discovered in the iPad a wonderful medium for carrying both dazzling and subtle colour and a vast range of options for drawn or painted marks and lines. I believe this new technology to be particularly adapted to illustrative styles.
In painting you need the hand. Art is a more difficult subject and it might be more difficult to define. But painting is reasonably easy to define. And I’d say you need three things: the hand, the eye and the heart, as the Chinese say. David Hockney