My paintings are diverse, yet unified by my commitment to capturing the essence of the subject matter with authenticity and truthfulness. Nature is a constant inspiration, and I often incorporate it into my pieces to highlight its beauty and fragility.
My photography, whether captured on digital or 120mm outdated film, shares the same reverence for the natural world as my paintings. It seeks to capture the deep awe and animism of life and the innate beauty that surrounds us.
In my linocut work, I deliberately strive for a primitive and rough-hewn style, finding beauty and impact in the unpolished edges. By embracing a beginner's mindset and keeping the rawness in my technique, I hope to infuse my pieces with a unique energy and vitality.
My film works are a deliberate departure from conventional storytelling. Using mostly found and self-filmed Super 8 film. Through this alternative approach to storytelling, I seek to challenge audiences to think beyond the confines of traditional narrative structures and to connect with the raw, unfiltered power of the moving image.
Despite having a limited portfolio, my background in sculpture has greatly influenced my artistic expression. Through my sculptural work, I explore the duality of escaping from the modern-day chaos while also offering a critique on the environmental crisis. The themes of impermanence and the beauty and strength of the natural world are also prevalent in my sculptures.
For a couple of decades after graduating from art college, my sole avenue for creative expression was through my work as an early pioneer in digital interface design. While this may seem far removed from the traditional arts, I approached it with the same level of artistic intention and attention to detail as I do with any of my other creative endeavors.
As the partner of a talented potter and parent of curious children, my experiences with shipping companies have been less than ideal. However, in my artistic endeavors, I find inspiration in the Japanese art of kintsugi, which not only repairs broken pottery but also imbues it with newfound value and beauty. To me, kintsugi is a powerful metaphor for healing emotional wounds and finding beauty in imperfection.