Having recently returned to the UK I have found that my work has changed out of hand and I feel that I have started anew. The abstracts inspired by the Italian countryside have been replaced by a more urban and lively output. And it’s becoming increasingly varied. I am working across a number of themes concurrently. My recent work has been centered around history, place and politics with current obsessions: war and our little boy soldier Kim Jong Un.
Always with an interest in graphics my influences are TV news, pavements, cracks, and faults, signage, fences, building sites, industrial sites, motorways, plastic, rubbish, found objects and so on. I have a fascination with similarity and difference, mass media and its effect on our lives in the form of uniformity and repetition as seen in our environment.
Part of this new revelation is a change in materials, or rather a return to some elements. To working more in mixed media including collage on canvas and on paper. Most works contain some element of printmaking or transference as I am continually drawn to mark making in this way as it provides a separation between me and the subject which seems to enable a sedimented idea to come to the fore subconsciously.
I suppose I see myself as an expressionist of sorts, though I am reluctant to be put in a box of any kind.
Recent Exhibitions / Commissions :
2018 Repeat After Me (Group) St Leonards-on Sea
2018 - Dreaming in Colour - Brighton
2017 - Beware of Dogs Italy
2017 - Rhythms - Brighton
2016 - Questo non Quello - Trevi
Transitare, Interpretare - Umbertide
Arte Padova - Padova
2015 - Crocevia - Trevi
PopUp a Spello
2014 - Fields - Trevi
2014 - Side by Side - Spello
2012 - Strappato - Palazzo dei Priori, Perugia
2012 - commissioned by Vini Di Filippo to produce a series of paintings to reflect the work and ethos of the winery. Six paintings were used as labels for their Novello wine.
2011 - Taverna Del 7, Trevi
2010 - The Temporary Gallery - Via Roma, Trevi
You can also view my work at
The Grefti Gallery - Umbertide
Kellie Miller Arts - Brighton
Saatchi Gallery and at artslant