I’m a self taught artist born in Ryton, Co. Durham, United Kingdom but now live and work in Sunderland, England.
My view of any kind of art is that it should leave an impression, whether it is good or bad is up to the individual. I think my style of painting and drawing is about colours and shapes and how they interact. I mainly paint with aerosol spray paint or acrylics and sometimes oils, inks, watercolours, mixed media, plus glass paint on sheet glass. I also draw using oil and chalk pastels plus watercolour pencils. I use a variety of objects to paint such as blocks of wood, strips of paper, my fingers and of course, brushes. I always have music playing when I’m painting as it keeps me in the mood of that particular artistic piece. My paintings and drawings are a mixture of Naive Art and Outsider Art and I suppose I could be called an expressionist, experimental artist. I also sculpt and use this in some mixed media pieces. My influences are Van Gogh, the Fauvists such as Matisse, Derain and Vlaminck, French and Nordic Impressionists namely Monet, Cezanne, Munch, Osslund and Erichsen plus Nolde, Kalella, Klimpt, Hokusai, Hundertwasser and Wu Guangzong have also had an influence on my work.
I have had my art displayed on skyscrapers in New York. USA. Plus participated in joint exhibitions in the Louvre Museum Paris, London, Hong Kong and Newcastle upon Tyne.