I make abstract college, focusing on organic textures, pattern and simple shapes, my work is inspired by nature. I like to use what already exists and look for ways to manipulate and organise it into a good composition, I focus on my feeling around each work, assess to progress or discard based on intuition and gut instinct, through fearless trial and error. My work is available as prints.
Here is a video about my recent Collage Book, have a look and let me know if there is any images that you like and I will make them available on my print shop.
I do many experiments and designs for collages in my sketch books, I currently have four books on the go, when I reach a stage of finish in one book I leave it for a while, coming back and reviewing after a few days upto a week.
I regularly observe what is there and look for what I like and what directions to take next, to cut and add to another collage, and digitise what I think may work printed on a product, as a pattern or to keep it as a stand alone image, these I clean up, for my online print shop.
Restaurant, Toucheng, Taiwan.
This work was created for a local restaurant using chopsticks, BBQ skewers and tooth picks, used but well washed, so we did some recycling here which is always nice, I wanted to create some pattern elements, and as I progressed with these I liked the idea of trees, they are wood after all and the thick sticks and thin sticks made sense as branches and twigs, the circles were created using and old poster of fish.
Happy Snail B&B, Loudong City, Taiwan.
This mural was created in the wetlands of Yilan County, Taiwan, the theme was wetlands, I used two grass images as the centre focus, and added patterning, of corrugated card, colour paper circles and pen lines, subtly curving and connecting the different elements together, this was made for the Happy Snail B&B, near to Luodong City, Taiwan, here is my write up for a more in-depth details, about the ideas and making of this work.
Liami School, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China.
Whilst teaching at a school in Beijing I saw that there were many white walls, and no art, naturally I felt driven to change that, so started on a few works around the school, here is my blog post about this project, Limai school, Beijing
Daxi Farm, Taiwan.
A large curtain made for a farm, near Daxi, Taiwan, here is my write up about this textile project.
Some of my favourite sketchbook collages