Masters Project 2018/2019

Currently I'm undertaking a Master of Arts (painting) through Wintec, Hamilton, New Zealand.  I'll use this page to show my work and experiments, so you'll get an idea of what I'm up to.  It will be an image based project, in painting, and exploring the experience of a place or a location or a landscape.  But I'll also look at other places I call landscapes - in urban areas, even industrial factories.


August 2018

I've just spent some time in London studying at the Slade School of Fine Art, doing a drawing course. But a drawing course like no other - we used scanners, 16mm film, clay, sculptural materials to draw with. It was so fun! This is my studio space there...

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How The Last Monet Inspired American Abstract Expressionists

click here for an article from Ideelart, May 4th 2018

Episode #252: Shown working on two site-specific paintings for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Julie Mehretu recontextualizes the history of American landscape painting by merging its sublime imagery with the harsh realities not depicted. "What does it mean to paint a landscape and be an artist in this political moment?"
The Making of "Perry Street Projects Wading Pool, Buffalo, New York, #2" Monterey Museum of Art - La Mirada Monterey, California
Some things that move us are beautiful, others are sublime. But what is the difference? Narrated by Harry Shearer. Scripted by Nigel Warburton. From the BBC Radio 4 series - A History of Ideas. This project is made in partnership with The Open University and the animations were created by Cognitive.