This image was actually a screen grab from a TV programme about art in China. This very attractive artist was being interviewed and the image of her against a huge blank wall appeared. I paused the programme and photographed the image which in turn resulted in this painting.
I was recently in Milan and came across a marble sculpture and was completely taken by it. I decided to paint it as a person rather than the original white marble because I wanted to try to give it a little more anguish. Anyone who hasn’t visited Milan, I recommend it strongly. A beautiful city full of beautiful and warm people.
I came across this sculpture outside Saatchi’s gallery in London and was amazed by the strength of it. I thought for a long time on how to paint it and eventually ended up with this composition. The Tin God holding the world in it’s hand.
This is painted on a broken slate roof tile. I loved the texture of the old slate and wondered if it would accept acrylic paint. It does but with difficulty. I think it makes for an interesting object.