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The human form was my first love and remains my greatest passion as a subject in art...
I see the form as a landscape which draws me in with its curve, heft and twisting flesh, veins, sinews and bone.
I like to use strong, often undiluted colour, exaggerating and heightening reality.
My influences come from classical painting and sculpture, my own experience in hand drawn effects animation and the rawness of the body....bringing a kind of dramatic beauty and dignity to simple imagery.
I like to contrast the figure against water, wood, hair or cloth, bringing it into a context, giving it an energy and solidity.
Light and shadow is important to me as it can help to carve out a sculptural feel giving further depth to the work.