Things you can find in my town – buses, shops, coast guards and plenty of seagulls…
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I went to Japan early last year and am constantly inspired by Japanese art – the combination of flat colour played against flat decorative areas and the disregard of Western notions of difference between “illustration” and “art”.
This is another fan from the Brighton Bar Life series. I’m interested in communication; how words effect people, how the look of words in an image effects your understanding of an image and how people communicate without words.
I was interested in fans as a means of non-verbal communication. Each fan movement has a set meaning, for eg: I love you, we are watched, meet me etc. I wanted to do some more contemporary images and this project gave me the excuse to sit in pubs and do some sketching.
I’m thinking of doing a series of paintings based on traditional fairy tales. Graffiti still continues my obsession of lettering and communication, verbal and non-verbal. I love the South American style black and white graffiti.
Old-style lettering, music, smoky joints and whiskey.
Jazz record. There’s a hole in the middle! Just had to be done….
There are loads of “tribes” in Brighton – Cappucino drinkers, Mac users, Mods and tattooists. I based these on a pack of happy family cards belonging to my Grandma I used to play with when I was a kid.