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STYLE OF WORK


My main medium is oil painting, I use oils as a means to utilise the figurative with the abstract.  To be able to create the effect of flow, and form, to merge the figurative with the abstract.  My main subject concerns music, energy, colour and depth.  I use colour as a form in order to bring out the maximum effect and flexibility of oil on stretched canvas, to merge the figurative with the abstract with movement.  I also do drawings in conjunction with my painting.  I like to work at various sizes, so I can maximise the effect of the painting/drawing.  I mix my colour, to give depth, to bring out the subjects with the other colours, to form a basis for merging & re-emerging each colour to compliment each other.  Main subjects are, music, landscape (abstract) bits of clothing/footwear & themes.  I like my work to shine, to bring the colours out, and see how each painting takes on a life of its own by bringing light & form and merging them together.  Many continental artists mainly from Spain & France influence my work.  


Now my work emphasises depth and colour. I utilise colour with which I give the picture maximum effect.  Have painted the objects as I see them in my mind, a distorted reality that inhabit.  The images of the world around me seem distorted and my mind tries to reason and interpret them.  Only when I use depth and juxtaposed coloured images can I reason with everything around me and make sense of it. Paintings take on myriad forms and usually with still life create images of glass bottles, bowls and glass balls as a starting point and expand on the subject by reflecting glass on glass tables.  My work gives me an outlook on specific objects that can be transparent and can be remoulded into a metaphor for what society could be.  It gives me the power over my immediate surroundings from which I can mould objects according to my imagination and then re-mould the image into a chosen form.  I hope each time I am able to create an object I can feel in control with my surroundings and thus in control of my life.  At times I am constantly battling against the stigma of Autism and people’s perceptions of it. I go through periods when I concentrate predominately on still life, other times are dominated by people and sometimes landscapes.  Recently I started to experiment placing all three subjects into one painting and it is looking promising.


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