When David Bowie died I know I was not alone in my need to produce some artwork that signified his importance not only to me personally, but to society in general. I was quite shocked as to how profoundly Bowie’s death affected me. Bowie’s whole ethos on creativity is something I hold dearly. I remember the first time I saw him was on Top of the Pops in the early 70s and my mother told me he was the devil. I hid behind the sofa and was frightened of him for years. It was not until the early 80s I fully understood the man behind the outfits and have had the upmost respect for him ever since. He has given me the courage to not follow the rules, to make my own up and change them whenever I see fit.
The original mixed media artwork was created in 2016 shortly after Bowie’s death. The materials used range from acrylic paint, water soluble pastels, tissue paper, stamps, newspaper and dress patterns. I work intuitively and the materials I use are chosen generally because of their texture, colours and shape rather than anything else. I chose to do my own version of this very famous image of Bowie as it is probably the most iconic and it is interesting to see how different artists approach it.
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Heartwork is a venture I set up in 2011 after giving up teaching Art to concentrate on my personal creative endeavours. It wasn’t until I was 42 years old, I was finally diagnosed with ADD (the inattentive variant of ADHD) and that helped explain my rather complicated C.V.
I work intuitively from the conception of the idea through to completion of the final piece. My art is a good insight into a hyperactive mind, and how the subconscious and conscious constantly battle for attention producing layers of thoughts, ideas and emotions.
Subject matter flits about reflecting my tangled thoughts, in turn keeping my work curiously difficult to categorise. An emphasis on colour, texture and scale is apparent in all of my work, a long with repeated symbolism that corresponds with my incessant need to express myself visually.
To date I have exhibited in a wide variety of venues nationally which reflects the eclectic nature of my work: In 2016 I have had two solo exhibitions at the infamous Hotel Pelirocco, Brighton and the Institute of Psychiatry, London.