I try not to focus on one specific style but rather a body of work that encapsulates a mixture of comical statements, popular culture and aesthetic works focusing on bold colours and imagery. This set of releases is made up of a haze concept I explored by placing items behind a hazed lit screen, a piece looking at the identity of hoods and cloaks and a piece inspired by our lack of being able to mix due to Covid-19 (Dogging).
AR: Do you see this work as a continuation of previous work or a series, or a new departure in your practice?
This release is a continuation of my work however is a new venture into gilcée printing which has been a perfect technique for this series. I do however continue to Screenprint in my studio and am excited to be releasing a screenprint ‘Dogging’ with Art Republic for something a bit more light hearted!
AR: What does a typical day look like for you?
Trying to figure out what the hell I’m doing!
AR: What did it feel like to sell your first piece of artwork?
I am constantly humbled by people deciding to purchase my artwork. I will always remember an interior designer who purchased two fairly promiscuous prints when I first started out for herself and a house she was working on. It made me realise early on that sometimes it’s the riskier and bold prints that strike a chord with people…..this is the main reason I continue to release playful prints!
AR: What’s next?
I am currently building a new studio in my garden and attempting to print in between holding a circular saw and waiting for it to stop raining / snowing.
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