The memories of India and the art of performance.
“Travel and Performance have played a major part in the development of my work.
Having travelled extensively in the Middle East, showing works in Dubai and Muscat, the Arabic culture and its landscape have become a big part of what my work is about. Although still a big influence the more recent travels in India have become a great source of colour and story telling possibilities for new work
The colour and chaos the sacredness and serenity the beauty and the profane.
I fell in love with this country and to work on canvases when back in the studio in Cornwall is a constant flow of memories and colour.
I paint whilst travelling and keep sketch books of quick observational drawings which serve to jog my memory back in the studio and to just place the image in my head.
My process back in the studio is to work on a number of canvases at the same time. Starting with no specific idea the paintings grow as the story emerges from the paint. I tend to bounce from one painting to another finding colours that work creating a rhythm throughout.”