Abstraction is natural and enjoyed by our playful brain.
Art is if nothing else a conversation between minds, full of elusive, transient and purposeful interaction.
What makes a work of art ‘good’ is the extent to which the mind of the viewer becomes engaged, or curious enough to look at the work for more than 20 seconds; it is not always about auction prices.
I now focus on abstract painting and abstract brush painting (Sumi-e); I have worked abstractly in art photography, and large-scale tapestry.
To set myself in historical context, I draw on artists and thinkers influential in charting direction in abstract art and new ways of seeing. My work within the abstract expressionist tradition, which I believe has much more to give to us.
The illustrated painting is from September 2019 and divides the painting mechanically in half. It endeavours to capture our experience of the watershed moment, what some call the specious present. The image is read left to right or right to left as you prefer. Please take the time to look at it for at least 20 seconds, and see what happens in your mind’s eye. Is this about past/present/future, the specious present, or our own experience of the transition of ourselves through time.
My work is for sale through SaatchiArt and pieces are added to the site over time. If you see a piece you like on this site that is not on SaatchiArt, please let me know and I’ll upload it for you to review.
If you are interested in commissioning work, please let me know. I have past experience art brokering, to help buyers commission art for offices, boardrooms, restaurants and public spaces as well as homes, and would be delighted to develop a proposal to feature my work.
I am a member of S2A, hosted in Paris, and whose members explore geometric ideas in their work. S2A features some very interesting work by an international community.
I am also listed on the Abstract Artist Directory, which is a comprehensive guide to Abstract art online, and which enables you to locate artists, galleries, blogs and online communities.
I have been 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.
For a while, I was writing a commentary column for Art of England magazine, which has now, sadly, ceased publication. I also look for opportunities to write in the art press.
This site has examples of my art, organised into thematic galleries with art commentary in the Blog.