I studied art in London, initially at the Sir John Cass School of Art and then at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, majoring in drawing and sculpture.
My early exhibited work, at various venues within the UK, was in box pictures and figure drawing.
It is these influences, together with a fascination with colour, that has led to my deepening interest and absorption in collage and what I like to define as ‘painting with paper’.
For too long collage has been associated with the craft of cutting and pasting, the artful positioning of ready-made forms and the careful juxtaposition of conflicting images to create surreal or amusing pictures, half photo, half graphics. There can be more to collage.
I approach collage as a form of painting with paper where colour sculpts such formal elements as plane, depth, form and the edge, all of which work together to evoke atmosphere.