I want words to tell the story, within the picture; they say that a picture paints a thousand words, but I say 'Why not add a thousand words, to say even more'?
I painstakingly construct my works by hand. Line by line. Word by word. Adjusting individual letters. Making pictures slowly grow from words. Making words as majestic to view, as to read.
I am late to the art world and may never see any form of 'success', however that is measured; however, success, to me, will be granted in the form of you liking what you see and understanding what I am thinking. More importantly, I hope you learn more about the subject, and empathise more with them than with me.
The subject, and the object, are always more important than the artist, after all.
I work intermittently, currently.
The type of work that I produce really consumes...the eyes, the brain, the patience. Concentration and intensity are paramount as it can be difficult to rectify lots of little mistakes.
I find that after completing one work, I must slow down and walk away for a while until the next; thus, I am not as prolific as some are, or as I could be.
Forgive me this need to forget my art, and understand that it helps me to resume with an excitement and vigour each time I return. …Read More