I love esoteric topics
and have an interest in spiritual astrology,
Eastern spiritual practice and mysticism.
I combine this with a sometimes irreverent sense of humour.
independent animated films, stories and imagery
that explore spiritual dimensions of experience,
and environmental and social justice concerns.
But sometimes, the simplicity and cleverness of satire
to capture the irony of life is as important.
I am also interested in abstract films
and in abstraction itself.
a clever animated film
succeeds with a good script and
innovative visual media and techniques
- I love films and imagery that make use of
to draw the scenery
I still appreciate
a story that has clever wit
as much as one which provides a
deep insight into the dilemma
and complexity of being a
human on planet Earth.
that moves me,
challenges me to think
and feel differently,
despite all the
uncertainty and angst.
as a cartoonist but
have progressed to producing
imagery of a symbolic and illustrative nature.
I like to use traditional media to create images
and then enhance them using electronic media.
I also believe our hands (fingertips)
are the best drawing tool around,
although I like using sticks, stones,
the other end of the painting brush
and other unconventional drawing implements
to elicit a range of line strengths and visual effects.
I love the medium of ink
because of its fluidity
I still favour
the old fashioned way of
completing an ink washed drawing
...and love the effects of charcoal.
I believe we draw with our body and
not with the drawing implement
attached to our hand. We draw
through this implement.
The interior world
of the artist
is revealed in the
exterior mark made
on a surface
Being near the sea is essential for me,
as are regular sojourns with Nature
...and star gazing is a must.
the poetry of Keats,
the music of Mozart
the writings of Anais Nin , Rumi, Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman