What influences the style of your abstract images?
Good question, I am not sure really. I am influenced by the world around me, the world I am directly involved with, that includes the people around me, my friends and family. Everything has the possibility to influence. I draw pleasure from the visual experience that life gives me. I also am inspired by the work of several modern colourists, but I do not seek to copy or aspire to their art. Comparisons are inevitable.
I like my works to have clarity to them, for me that clarity lies in the correct composition of brush marks, layers of colours and the arrangement of forms.
I began working on canvas during my degree but never felt confident enough to just paint directly. I always used screen printing as a way of getting images onto canvas.
So you meet someone who comes up with the traditional 'so what is it?' or
'I know nothing about art but I know what I like'. So what if they don't like it? I don't expect or want everyone to like what I do, nor is it important to me.
It is flattering when someone wants to buy my work, but that also is not why I make my work. Man has always made art; it has a history as vast as ours.
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