1 What is/are the primary reason(s) for you to make work in the first place?
Because I love to paint
2 What do you intend your work to convey to an audience?
3 Why do you work in your chosen medium and format?
I love to paint with oils
4 Technically speaking how do you go about constructing your work, that is the image or object itself? What devices do you employ?
I just place the main figures and then imagine the surroundings and paint them.
5 Which period(s)/artists/specific works of art are you influenced by and how directly? How does this manifest in your work?
Currently I am in love with the works of Leonardo Da Vinci and especially Sandro Botticelli. It’s difficult to explain how they influence and how directly.
6 What stimulates/informs your work from the world around you?
Books, films, Music, Tv and looking at nature.
7 What stimulates/informs your work from your own personal experience?
Dreams………not really actually…….
8 From where do you derive your other visual source material (i.e. non art historical) and how do you implement this material within your work?
I use magazine images and those that I search for on the Internet, print them out and paint from them the sections that I need. Very often the books I read have an atmosphere that I like and their illustrations give me a great source of inspiration.
9 What are the main problems that you face in making your work?
That I am very slow (but I don’t mind it)
10 Where do you intend to take your work from here?
I don’t know…………