John Noott Galleries
23-26 October 2014, Battersea, London
pastel on sanded paper
"I am not interested in pure representation;
my work is about responses to the moods and atmospheres
generated by landscape, still life or interior.
I take an everyday scene and, through a subtle
approach and through focusing on light,
colour and tone, I try to give the motif an elevated atmosphere.
My subjects are often oriented around the mood of the sea,
skies, harbours, ships and figures;
I am constantly absorbing everything that is around me.
I am interested in new ideas and art forms.
My philosophy is that the more I work the more I discover.
Drawing is essential as a tool of discovery;
Skill and mastery of technique are also essential,
but only as a vocabulary and a means towards an idea.
I struggle to keep an open mind."
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