Working directly with your hands is becoming a rare and valuable experience. I work with my hands, in clay because it is a plastic, constructive material which responds to my touch and to my thinking and I draw for similar reasons. A lot of my work is figurative in some way. I hope it is of it's time, that is certainly my aim. I use diverse ways to display and publish my work - installations, websites, workshops, online video as well as wall and plinth based shows.
My drawings tend to evolve on the page. Sometimes I make a basic sketch that I work from. There is a degree of improvisation involved and I often play with the illusion of depth. The drawings can occur in a series where I try to develop a particular visual theme. I work with charcoal, graphite, pastels and marker pens on paper and sometimes with watercolour and gouache. I also make prints and have used video in conjunction with drawing.
My clay and drawing work are both figurative and symbolic. I choose my subjects by filtering observations through my experience and evolving skill. Some of my imagery is linked to my identity as a man and my childhood - figures, cars, machines and guns are recurring images. During my lifetime the idea of what it means to be a man is gradually changing, shifts in roles are a rich source of ideas for my work. The contact form is in this section.