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Bio

When asked to explain my work; "What type of artist are you?" I find the easiest way to describe myself is "a realist painter." Hopper's "Nighthawks" heavily influenced my early interest in painting. Vettriano's "Mad dogs" persuaded me to try using a paintbrush. Durer, Vermeer and contemporary painters such as Clive Head and Richard Estes all played their part in educating me.

My work put simply, is story telling. Applying curiosity, Referencing the current/everyday and redefining with a brush, my perception of it.

Individual piece's can take from a week to a month depending mainly on the complexity and in part the scale. What remains integral to me is the desire to create an image with a convincing level of detail. This hopefully holds the viewers attention long enough for them to question their initial interpretation.

As an artist, I'm focused upon the physicality of painting. My hope is that aside from the evolving narrative, a final piece should boldly demonstrate the constructive process of the work, therefore allowing the viewer upon closer inspection to be able to explore the evidence of marks / lines / brush strokes which in turn defines the work as a painting.
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