Choices, A self portrait
I was born in Lancashire and studied Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College London graduating with a BA Hons in 1987. Following a divorce, I moved north to Aberdeenshire in Jan 2017 to start life afresh.
Choices is a self portrait that depicts the choice made in life. It features me at a stile looking forward to the future with my back to the past. The stile a crossroads and a staff for guidance. The dog is an innocent and lives only in the present.
I am interested in how people see objects, how memory affects the importance of objects and how the background is as important as the subject, as the eye shifts across a scene how some objects are implied, and others are fully realised. Some parts don’t have to be’ filled in’ or might merge with others such as the staff and the hand in Choices. Time is an important element in all my paintings.
I have been exhibited in Salford Gallery, Manchester City Gallery, and Bury Gallery. More recently I have been shortlisted for the BP Portrait exhibition in 2018 and the Threadneedle exhibition 2018.
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