Artist statement


To the viewer the paintings look like elitist depictions of bourgeois living. 
These have been painted from photos which I have taken myself from my
travels or from lifestyle magazines.  I am interested in the notion that some
things never go out of fashion and are classic. This is what good life is about
and its contents.

Contemporary artists such as Karen Klimnik, Dexter Dalwood. Also influenced
by Matisse and Picasso. Turkish kilim and chest, Laura Ashley wallpaper and
ornate furniture are a few subjects in my paintings. It is about them being
considered posh and 'exotic' and the lust for collecting them.

Career path

MFA from The Slade led to one year's free studio award. Main aim is to exhibit
and carry on producing work.