This work is perhaps the most challenging of my relief work. It is called ‘The Matrix’ and is a study of how shapes can represent space. It is inspired by the reliefs of English artist Ben Nicholson who experimented with shapes. He was influenced by Post-IMpressionism and Cubism and produced his first geometric and abstract reliefs in 1933.
In this worek the areas of different depths define actual space. Colour was reduced to just white or black with the occasipnal red line to achieve a sense of purity. Depth and plain colour make the play of light and shadow an intrinsic part of the work.
Strangely, it is the most viewed work whenever it is included in exhibitions. I am toying with the idea of entering for the JOhn Moores painting prize this year
I am a cereer journalist having worked for the London Dail Mail, Reuters and latterly the Liverpool Daily Post on Merseyside as well as the journalists’ leader in the region. I have experience as a crime reporter, feature writer, business editor and latterly, a senior sub-editor.
My qualifications include a BA (Hons) English, from the University of Liverpool; a BA (Hons) Fine Art and an MA in Creative Practice both from Liverpool Hope University.
I now divide my time between art and writing.
I will shortly be publishing my first full-length novel, The Poseidon Files and as a taster I have written a short story which features the same central female character in which she talks about her world and her life. It is, however, essentially a ghost story.
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