Frome 2016

Art and About

Wear its 'at
I have commented before in these pages on the fact that what concerns me as an artist are the spaces we make for ourselves, the urban environment and such, and how spaces come to represent our creativity, aspirations, values, anxieties and so on. In my paintings this tends to come out in a fairly abstract manner, as interpretations of architecture, space and surfaces, coupled with explorations of the medium itself. In my photographs, the endeavour is necessarily representational. Here is a recent example: I enjoy scenes like this, where the creativity of people who are not artists has produced something atmospheric, eye-catching or meaningful in some obtuse way. I also take photographs as a commercial activity, but I have another website for that, and the photos I show on here are driven only by the urge to explore and interpret as art.