One of the most difficult and awkward stages of any piece of art are the first few marks, getting the ideas down onto the paper and hopefully communicating the idea.
The same goes for starting this online diary.
One of the purposes of this space was to give me the opportunity to explain the ideas behind my art and opens up the work further to the audience. Often when exhibiting my work I am asked if I can explain the narratives behind my ideas, and this can not always be done at the time, either by a catalogue or by explanations in the gallery.
As I am researching and developing my ideas I will try to describe and explain the thinking behind the work, and allow the viewers a chance to look into the sketchbooks and the process of creating a piece of work.
I would also like to describe other aspects of my work, often in no particular order, and the type of things that influence and affect me as an artist.
Many of the blogs will be done ‘on the hoof’, while I am about on my travels, drawing, collecting, listening to stories etc. and I will occasionally use photographs and guest postings. If possible I will supply web links to interesting pieces, places, and people that I meet on my travels, or that will help to expand the work further.
A big thank you to Bottle-Rocket for helping set up this blog!
Well, here goes………