Collage
       
     
Hand in Hand in Hand, 2017
       
     
Torso, 2017
       
     
Between the Sheets, 2017
       
     
Mountain Ear, 2017
       
     
Drowning, 2016
       
     
The Foot Massage, 2017
       
     
Caressing your Valleys and Peaks, 2017
       
     
80s Passion, 2017
       
     
SS17, 2017
       
     
Sea View, 2015
       
     
Upsidegown, 2017
       
     
Picture Yourself Somewhere Peaceful, 2017
       
     
Siamese Sweaters, 2017
       
     
Blue Suit, 2018
       
     
Desert Moon, 2018
       
     
Stretch-web.jpg
       
     
Cool Caress, 2016
       
     
Plaque People, 2016
       
     
Drowning II, 2017
       
     
Sea Satin, 2017
       
     
Geometry of the Sea 4, 2017
       
     
Geometry of the Sea 2, 2017
       
     
Abstract Cubes, 2016
       
     
Chalked Mountains, 2016
       
     
Pink Flamingos, 2016
       
     
Mountain Fresh, 2015
       
     
Rainbow Meatball, 2016
       
     
Cold Cuts, 2016
       
     
Heartland, 2016
       
     
We Just Drifted On By, 2016
       
     
Tiny Elephants, 2016
       
     
This is Tapir Country, 2016
       
     
Brian, There's a Bloody Great Rhino on the Fairway, 2016
       
     
Mountain Hippo, 2017
       
     
Collage
       
     
Collage

I began creating collages in 2015 after I came across a number of incredibly talented collage artists on instagram who inspired me to re-purpose the collection of 1970s-80s books and magazines I had been hoarding.

There are several recurring motifs within my collages such as raw meat within natural landscapes, naked bodies, and animals. But the thing that links all of the work is the era from which the source images were printed. Almost all of my material is from the late 70s to the early 90s. My fascination for this era is apparently quite typical of my generation. We ‘Millennials’ remember a childhood before technology became so ingrained in our culture, but as we reached adolescence, the rapid development of new technology meant that the latest gadgets became obsolete - sometimes in a matter of months - as they were replaced by newer models. This happened at such a rapid pace that our sense of time passing became skewed, leading us to become more nostalgic than any other generation.

At the same time I began creating collages, I was also looking for ways to add an abstract element into my paintings. I eventually came to realise that the best way for me to do this was to use my collages as a starting point. I then scanned them in to Photoshop in order to further distort and manipulate them before meticulously rendering the result in oil on canvas. This allowed me to keep my naturally quite precise, figurative style of painting while producing work that is far from straightforward figuration.

Hand in Hand in Hand, 2017
       
     
Hand in Hand in Hand, 2017
Torso, 2017
       
     
Torso, 2017
Between the Sheets, 2017
       
     
Between the Sheets, 2017
Mountain Ear, 2017
       
     
Mountain Ear, 2017
Drowning, 2016
       
     
Drowning, 2016
The Foot Massage, 2017
       
     
The Foot Massage, 2017
Caressing your Valleys and Peaks, 2017
       
     
Caressing your Valleys and Peaks, 2017
80s Passion, 2017
       
     
80s Passion, 2017

Private collection

SS17, 2017
       
     
SS17, 2017
Sea View, 2015
       
     
Sea View, 2015

Private collection

Upsidegown, 2017
       
     
Upsidegown, 2017
Picture Yourself Somewhere Peaceful, 2017
       
     
Picture Yourself Somewhere Peaceful, 2017

Private collection

Siamese Sweaters, 2017
       
     
Siamese Sweaters, 2017
Blue Suit, 2018
       
     
Blue Suit, 2018

SOLD - private collection

Desert Moon, 2018
       
     
Desert Moon, 2018
Stretch-web.jpg
       
     
Cool Caress, 2016
       
     
Cool Caress, 2016
Plaque People, 2016
       
     
Plaque People, 2016
Drowning II, 2017
       
     
Drowning II, 2017
Sea Satin, 2017
       
     
Sea Satin, 2017
Geometry of the Sea 4, 2017
       
     
Geometry of the Sea 4, 2017

SOLD - private collection

Geometry of the Sea 2, 2017
       
     
Geometry of the Sea 2, 2017
Abstract Cubes, 2016
       
     
Abstract Cubes, 2016
Chalked Mountains, 2016
       
     
Chalked Mountains, 2016
Pink Flamingos, 2016
       
     
Pink Flamingos, 2016
Mountain Fresh, 2015
       
     
Mountain Fresh, 2015

SOLD - private collection

Rainbow Meatball, 2016
       
     
Rainbow Meatball, 2016
Cold Cuts, 2016
       
     
Cold Cuts, 2016
Heartland, 2016
       
     
Heartland, 2016
We Just Drifted On By, 2016
       
     
We Just Drifted On By, 2016
Tiny Elephants, 2016
       
     
Tiny Elephants, 2016
This is Tapir Country, 2016
       
     
This is Tapir Country, 2016
Brian, There's a Bloody Great Rhino on the Fairway, 2016
       
     
Brian, There's a Bloody Great Rhino on the Fairway, 2016
Mountain Hippo, 2017
       
     
Mountain Hippo, 2017