maandag, december 17

My influences are many and varied; I have a passion for the likes of Giotto, Caravaggio, Valazquez, Rembrandt and Chardin as well as more contemporary artists such as Dodd Proctor, Stanley Spencer, Hopper, Rothko, Alison Watts, Lucian Freud and Michael Leonard to name a few.

I am absorbed by the figure and especially depictions carrying a certain monumentality, irrespective of their size. The figure is an immensely evocative image and I have written several of my dissertations about the relevance of the nude, especially the male nude, and of the nude's relevance today as a metaphor for an alternative reality. I am also inspired by the colours of autumn; their light and luminosity, and the invocation of memories through the use of these colours.