1 What is/are the primary reason(s) for you to make work in the
It has now become habit. The older I get, the closer my work comes to that which I always imagined I would be capable. In that respect the daily practice of painting is becoming more and more rewarding and challenging.
2 What do you intend your work to convey to an audience?
I never intend anything specific, thatís not how I work. My paintings can hopefully trigger certain emotions.
3 Why do you work in your chosen medium and format?
Itís rich history. Itís illusory magic.
4 Technically speaking how do you go about constructing your work, that is the image or object itself? What devices do you employ?
I work with life models firstly. Then I use photoshop as a way of drawing or imagining, before producing the final painting in Oil on Linen.
5 Which period(s)/artists/specific works of art are you influenced by and how directly? How does this manifest in your work?
The one work that I return to time and again is Giottoís Scrovegni Chapel, Padova.
6 What stimulates/informs your work from the world around you?
I find the organic nature of the built environment constantly inspiring.
7 What stimulates/informs your work from your own personal experience?
The Scrovegni Chapel made me a painter. Memories of it fuel my daily practice of painting. All daily experience eventually filters through to my artwork Iím sure.
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 enjoy walking through the city of London. I enjoy its ever-changing nature. The ideas of building, construction and renewal, and artifice are central to my work.
9 What are the main problems that you face in making your work?
I think of honesty. Of not holding back.
10 Where do you intend to take your work from here?
I donít know, and thatís as it should be.