If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
About my artwork
To me, a 'finished' painting is just the visible end-result of a struggle to set down emotional reactions, feelings and moods. I try not to think in terms of 'abstract' or 'figurative' - the distinction between them is subjective and often blurred. Instead, I revel in using bold colour and texture as a vehicle to convey what I cannot through words. Whatever motif emerges from the fray is often a welcome by-product and takes the role of supporting actor.
I work mostly in oils and acrylics, frequently combining the two media in one work. The bold, quick-drying immediacy of acrylics is a marvellous foil for a slower, more considered approach with oils
Artists I like
Rembrandt, van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Chagall, Matisse, Dali, Kandinsky, Miro, Picasso, Derain, too many to mention them all!