Here are a selection of etchings from 2015. Most feature musicians. I am a sing and play banjo, guitar and washboard so I feel my visual art is very connected to music. When I draw musicians I almost think of the shape of the music in the body.
I fell in love with the process of etching, with the infinite variation and the balance between precision and chance. There are various artist proofs and single edition etchings that occurred during the process as well as editions. You can see some of the variations. I also worked with aquatint, watercolour, chin cole…
….I find the plates themselves a beautiful part of the work.
Other projects, artwork & texts:
Burn art. Why?
Drawing is a dance. I search for the flow movement and of gesture and the structures from which they overflow.
Etchings of musicians and other strange familiars.
After a long while of looking I felt very attached to this painting, not it’s miniature reproduction on screen, but the vibrating body of the canvas itself.
Interview about my art and music with the lovely Nastasia at the LondonY
A portrait of the artist, through allegory of the Duck Headed Man.
Two floors of enormous canvases, head after head emerging from disrupted space or poised, static and clean, cut from a violence of abstracted shapes. It is wonderful to see such a great expanse of uncomfortable artwork.
A mythological story world of strange people and creatures in which the drawings came first and the words follow…
Falling light and rising colour. A continual exploration of not only of an end result but of process, a mediation between intention and material…