Music has had a big influence in my life, inspiring me to be the best me, keeping me focused when I was competing, lifting me up on drizzly days and through music meeting some great people whom I would have never met under any other circumstances. When I was competing I'd be seen wearing a 'Suede' T-Shirt, prior to competition I'd be listening to a mix tape which consisted of :- Suede, Bowie, Placebo, Sex Pistols, The Clash and a few others.
It's not only Music that has inspired me through all of my careers and in to my art work so too have books, films, the wondrous outdoors, and various great painters/printers. My artistic style in the beginning nods towards Henry Rousseau who I discovered whilst studying Art G.C.S.E. Take a look at The Jungle Series of paintings.
In recent years a new inspiration to me Rex Ray (who designed some of David Bowie's album covers) has helped me create a different style of painting through his art.
Take a look Is It Modern Art? series of paintings to find out more.
My new found project is Lino printing and I have only manage to cut myself twice!! Which is rather a surprise to me and the Man!