Saturday, 7 June 2014


Some images of the first stages of construction of my battle jacket. The patches are all custom designed and woven. Some feature images based on some of my previous artworks, and others are new designs. 

Through the process of making my own battle jacket I am re-connecting in a new way with physical materials and realising the importance of this to me as an artist. In a sense this involves working backwards from the painting – taking the object out of the painting by actually making it.

By removing (through actually making) the object, perhaps this releases the painting process from the function of description and allows it to do other things (e.g. symbolise more directly, communicate through materials and construction, play with abstract form etc.)….

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Faith Once More

 Some installation photos from my current exhibition Faith Once More at the Herbert Read Gallery in Canterbury. The show runs until 1st March and features interventions from James Hopkins and UCA students.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Amsterdam Insignia

Memento Mori above an arch in Amsterdam City Centre
Arms of the City

Stern Carving from the C17th English Warship Royal Charles captured by the Dutch at Chatham

Devotional painting from the Rijksmuseum