My current line of work is the exploration of human interiors . . . as expressions of human psychology and the historically varied styles of architectural design, both structurally and as surface adornment, that also is full of human symbolism.
My paintings, drawings and sculpture are a positive expression of our world in form and colour, motion and character, radiance, and depth, with the energies of universal inspiration.
I paint with oil paints on 150z cotton-duck canvas stretched over wood frames that I make myself. The canvas is sealed with rabbit-size, then with oil-based primer-undercoat paint.
I draw up the paintings free-hand directly from my idea-drawings, imagination and reference photos, so as to maintain my own spontaneous qualities of character and the natural irregularities of line, form and colour/paint textures necessary for the paintings to feel ‘alive.’
The inspiration for my architectural interiors come through my process of living, discovering new people and places, as well as purposely searching for and inquiring after particular kinds of interiors – for example . . . the New Zealand bach or beach-house.
Also, any pictorial form, such as books and magazines can occasionally stand out as a significant subject for expression.
I will continue to explore human-living interiors as portraits of the people living in them. I allow my direction to develop naturally without forcing it prematurely into new possibilities, but I do see a bolder and even more decisive and powerful approach coming, with more imaginative colour combinations and the introduction of other elements plus the changing of the architectural structure.
Exploring the various functional forms of home architecture and their various historical styles and ideas as places still lived in within our contemporary world.
Works are held in public and private collections in New Zealand and overseas.
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