Artist Statement

Artist Statement

‘from a crowd I face myself’

..thoughts of this Contemporary Artist:

Strangers are exciting, their mystery never ends. But, there’s nothing like looking at your own history in the faces of your friends”…

Ani Defranco

 “I don’t set out to produce art about one subject or another. I usually spontaneously respond to an emotive thought or feeling. I didn’t set out to be a figurative artist or to create artwork relating to social commentary but over the last ten years or so my work has evolved in this respect.

My current work using animation/sculptural/painting/drawing 2D and 3D has recently been influenced by global events in particular covid/19 and the tragic Ukraine war and global refugee situation. Animated, emotional and impassioned by the humanity and inhumanity I use the figure and human form, abstracting contour, shapes and lines, isolating these elements. I intend to empower the viewer enabling them to look at people in their own right. So I intentionally remove and disassociate the subjects from their environment. I overlay and merge these shapes creating confusion and complication. I investigate positives and negatives to project mood, emotion, disposition, association and interaction.

From Cornwall to SW France

“a natural transition for me after 30 years in my beloved Cornwall my body needed the warmth of the long summers of South West France. I had spent many happy years on holidays with my children and had grown to love the coast and mountains…. Biarritz itself had become the subject of many of my works…”

David Chisholm