MEET THE ARTIST
A little over a year ago, after months of scans and consultations I learned I had Stage 4 lung cancer. I would far rather have been told I had won a three-week retreat to a landfill site with nothing to eat but maggot-infested roadkill and Fox News for company, but that wasn't to be. I had an incurable DNA-mutated tumour in my lung. And I was dying. Still, it could have been worse.
This was January 2020, and in early February I had half a lung lopped-out. Almost immediately after that Covid arrived.
Everyone was locked-down, and many, if not all of us were scared. But the weather was good, and so I took-off on my motorcycle with a flask of tea to find rivers I could sit next to where I could watch kingfishers and contemplate. I had been painting a little before then. But now it has become more relevant.
My work was never going to be about my illness. It was always going to be... and it really is about Life. It's about colours, shapes and emotions. It is about joy, and fracture. It is inspired by nature and the elements. It is about You, and what You see. What could possibly be more interesting than that?
UNIQUE, ONE-OFF ABSTRACT WORKS
Acrylic on Box Canvas (Various Sizes)
I enjoy the order of abstract and the excitement of colour.