Abstraction is natural and enjoyed by our playful mind. My paintings are designed to conspire with our minds in this dance cognitif.
Art is a conversation between minds, full of elusive, transient meaning, but always aware that the success or not of art is in the extent to which it engages the viewer with a reaction, with ideation. I seek to take inspiration for my experience in healthcare.
I have worked in many media, all abstraction, including art photography, large-scale tapestry, sumi-e and painting. I draw on artists and thinkers influential in charting direction in our understanding of cognition (including neuroaesthetics) and how we see and understand the world.
In the spirit of Einstein’s maxim that explanations should be as simple as possible and not simpler, I work to create art that is simple and no simpler.
I am a member of a group of artists in Paris, S2A, who explore geometric ideas in their work. S2A features some very interesting work for an international community. My geometric works are more soft than hard-edged.
I am listed on the Abstract Artist Directory, which is a guide to abstract artist online, and which enables you to locate artists, galleries, blogs and online communities.
I am an elected member of Ashford Visual Artists, based in Ashford, Kent. This is a lively professional artistic community with excellent artists working in a variety of media.
From time to time, I publish in the art press; for a while, I was writing commentary for Art of England magazine, which has now ceased publication.
My book, “The liberating power of abstract art” is available to buy and is a reasonably priced introduction to abstraction for people who want to discover their artistic side and are worried that they can’t draw. Marion Milner, the psychoanalyst, wrote a book “On not being able to paint”, so there is a way forward to creative expression for everyone!
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I have experience developing art portfolios for architects and designers for business meeting and board rooms, foyers, restaurants, and would be pleased to work with to identify ways to put art into the workplace. I have developed or identified such art works as dynamic neon images, dividers and monochromatic and polychromatic themes in various artistic styles.