Sheffield based Painter and artist
As a painter I am drawn to portraying the world around me in a way that take the raw materiality of the objects in reality and transforms them, therefore energy is a concern in my artistic practice – the energy of movement, of presence, being etc.
I am very inspired by a variety of artists and history including Dada, Kurt Schwitters, Van Gogh, The Die Brucke movement, expressionism, Francis Bacon and the London school.
My main aim with my work is to produce paintings that vibrate and feel alive by virtue of their own presence and my experimentation with what a brush and paint can do when left to go free. In this sense I am quite a raw artist, though I reject the title of outsider artist, despite being self taught as I think these are false distinctions.