Creative Medium: Acrylic painting, drawing in charcoal, paint, pen and ink. Linoprints. Various construction materials occasionally.
Q1. What artist has influenced you the most?
In youth I was influenced by Sickert. Many wonderful artists have impacted upon my work since: Jenny Saville, Willem de Koonig, Bernard Dunstan, Fred Cuming, Paula Rego, Chantal Joffe, Lucien Freud and many others. Some for their skill and insight, others for their freedom and imagination.
Q2. What is it that inspires you most in Norfolk?
My work is seldom topographical. It relates to contemporary human life.
I have used Norwich City centre and market in my work.
The Norwich Print Fair is always inspiring as are local artists such as John Kiki and Breuer Tidman. Also Fred Ingrams and Josey Brett.
Q3. If you had to pick a favourite past artwork of yours what would it be?
I am pleased with several past paintings, “In Yer Face”, “Knee Deep”, “Whatever” “Quantum Leap” &”Chairman”.
“Cell Culture” is a construction comprising several drawings in mirrored cages. I am pleased with that.
Q4. What are you working on at the movement?
At present I'm continuing to try to produce work that is imaginative and arresting but within my compass.
Q5. Can you choose 5 words that best describes your art?