I have been actively engaged as a visual art practitioner, writer, and performer since before I can remember and have recently discovered a talent for music. I see these as interdependent disciplines and I am primarily interested in constructing and relating stories through a combination of these medium.
My pictorial work is divided into digital paintings and pen and ink colour drawing. I have my own world, which is represented in picture through an ongoing graphic novel called Justin Sane about a character of that name. I was unable to undertake formal art training and
Last year I wrote performed edited and broadcast the weekly Justin Sane radio show on Radio Free Brighton and I am known locally as a performance poet. In April 2011 I had a picture published in The Big Issue and two works exhibited at the Impact Art Fair in Islington courtesy of Creative Future. On the strength of that I have been invited to Berlin to exhibit.
If I were to list the two most influential visual artists amongst the many who I am indebted to I would undoubtedly pick Herge of Tintin fame and Carl Giles, the brilliant British newspaper cartoonist of the second half of the twentieth century.
I am writing about the development of my graphic novel 'Justin Sane' and my experience as an artist with Creative Future; as well as engagement with Galleri Cru from Berlin where I plan to have an exhibition in 2012.