These paintings were influenced by verses from 'Songs of Innocence' and 'Songs of Experience' by artist and poet William Blake. I've been fascinated by Blake's art and poetry for many years, so I created these paintings to celebrate the man's work and show how its helped transform my life and art.
These paintings are very internal pieces focusing on themes of love, faith, pain and isolation. The figures are almost ghost like in appearance, fragile and silent, yet determined to find purpose in this life.
Land, Sea, Sky
These paintings explore the land, sea and sky in all their great power and beauty. The natural world is a wonderful and mysterious place, where creation is opposed by devastating destruction in a constant battle to find harmony.
These paintings were based on drawings I produced during 2005 – 2006 of the fields, moors and woodland areas in Oakworth, West Yorkshire. I wanted to capture the energy and atmosphere of being in the landscape and how your presence affects that space. It's taken me nearly ten years to finally do the drawings justice and turn them into paintings.