I have been experimenting with art since the late 1980’s whilst studying Fashion at Central Saint Martins. I suffered a mental breakdown as a result of experimenting with hallucinogenic drugs and was sectioned in a Mental Hospital in 2008. During my recovery phase I began to paint everyday, developing my style and ideas as a continuation of the work I was creating in London. I gave up my Fashion dreams, and channelled my love of colour, line and style into painting Iconic popular figures in oil paints. Adopting a more narrative style, I have moved to the use of acrylics and I am now addressing the issues of fashion and climate change, sexual stereotyping and racial and gender prejudice. Other works refer to business and production and the need to redesign the way we use the Earth’s resources with renewable energy and a reduction of fast fashion and unrecyclable consumer goods. Looking to project a vision of peace and love on the planet as a cultural trend, the ethos of my paintings is resurrected from the Hippy era but dressed up in contemporary (but never fast !) Fashion. With a bias towards the conservation of the natural world, my paintings are evolving to represent an imagined blue print of the Earth as a beautiful garden, where humans and nature live together in harmony. My images are held in private collections in England, The Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, India and The U.S.A . As posters on London Underground, as Cambridge Folk Festival site art, with work selected and sold for Stonewall, Cambridge International Airport, lotus Land Estates at ELAN, Sweet'Arts Exhibitions and with various published interviews.
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