It came to my notice at an early age that painting and drawing are how I would communicate to the world at large. My early background was a shattered home where my talent for painting and drawing helped me to ride things over..
Art is a powerful tool and I can express myself widely with my artwork, get my messages out.
At 10ys I was doing surrealistic drawings, life-like portraits, and going outdoors on my own to draw landscapes of the city I was born and raised in-Aberdeen/Scotland.
Later after a 5-year escapade in a colonial African country called Rhodesia, and 2 years of searching for a life in continental Europe I decided to finally answer my calling and take the plunge for real.
I like to paint people and their unfathomable being and this is why portraiture has been my dominant theme.
Landscapes offer me a chance to recreate beautiful vast interesting spaces with an accent on perspective and lively atmospheres.
The theme of motion itself is a major component of my work which I explore mostly in my ongoing series of dance paintings.
But the limitless range of artistic techniques fascinates me and keeps me moving forward. My art is constantly changing, mobile, and perhaps hard to pin down.
My technical versatility allows me to do my paintings with various techniques.
Some say my portraits and figure studies have an inner life, that my landscapes are lively and inviting and that my art has a “lightness” about it, a certain “ease”.There was a film, the unbearable lightness of being…