I believe we are here to look after each other, including those who are different to us. I make art to connect with people I will never meet. Each piece is a statement about what I see and a question about what they see, to share in our common humanity. I live in an age when the earth faces an environmental and humanitarian crisis through man-made global warming, and art is the most direct way I know to reflect my time and place using colour, shape and writing to support those who work towards making the world cool again for our grandchildren. According to the experts, we can achieve this if we all work together.
A lovely evening at Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington, Devon on Saturday 6th April when I met Camilla Nelson, who curated the work of some thoughtful poets and heard how their poetry translated into visual art, and talked about my painting practice. BATHROOM MIRROR (DESCENT) is still viewable at Radical Landscapes in the upstairs gallery. Exhibition continues to 20/04/19.
RE-READING PHILIP ROTH (THE HUMAN CHAIN) printed in ‘Quotes’ book edited by Mike Healey and Andy Wild and also has passed to the next stage for Finalist selection at Visual Art Open
IF YOU ASK ME (SYDNEY BLUES) submitted for RA Summer Exhibition, London