1 - 26 June 2010
Opening Tuesday 1 June, 6-8pm
Born in Greenwich, South-East London, I settled in Melbourne in 1999 and began painting the same year - largely self-taught with a lifelong passion for art and art history.
The motivation for painting comes from feelings and my reactions to music stimulae, usually repetitive electronic music. The images are emotional landscapes in a spontaneous abstract expressionist style. The subject matter is derived from tribal masks and incorporates abstracted iconography.
Images are created by experimentation with acrylics, ink, salt, drawing, collage, stencilling and spray paint. This is applied in layers of patterns, shapes, lines and colour. They are reworked and layered until satisfying results are revealed.
Artists who have inspired me are Jean-Michel Basquiat, Ian Fairweather, Jean De Buffet, Sidney Nolan and Paul Klee”.