Light Well

My art practice is essentially a humanist endeavour.

Its main focus is the figure, both as a formal motif and as a vehicle for the expression of the human spirit – its psychological, spiritual and dreaming states.

The works are derived from drawings of everyday life, often people at the beach – sunbathers, swimmers entering the water or showering after a swim.

The influences of Expressionism and Analytic cubism are equally important. With an architectural background I am predisposed to an absorption with formal issues i.e. space and its portrayal.

Expressionism, however, remains the means for the compositions to reflect on what it is to be human. They are about each of us struggling awkwardly to connect with the thoughts and feelings of others.

Painting for me is a form of religious practice, in gratitude and praise.