I am currently working on and around one of my recurring themes, namely Gericault's Raft of the Medusa, but with some difficulty, trying as I am to produce an abstraction of such a well-known figure composition without using life-models, which would be an obvious solution, were I able to get someone to pose for me. Being practical the easiest way out is to get my daughter to photograph me, clothed, in different poses. I work from imagination in any case.
This is my 2nd trail.
3. What kind of things inspire you to create art?
Imagination, memory, and art-history/painting sources, plus my recurring obsessions, such as the Raft or the Icarus myth.
5. Who are your favourite artists?
Van Gogh, Friedrich, Sargent, Turner, Bomberg, Gericault, Paul Nash., Bonnard, Fred Cuming RA, and Ken Howard, RA.
6. Please tell us two things you really like about Walthamstow?
The art contacts I have built up here over 20 years and its proximity to Epping Forest
7. Please tell us one thing you wish Walthamstow had?