I was Born in
England and had an interest in art, particularly drawing, from an
early age. After leaving school, I did not pursue art professionally
or in higher education, but concentrated on making music as a creative
outlet. Four years ago I left England to be with my wife in Oregon,
and began to study as an Art major at WOU.
art as a non-traditional student has given me a more open minded
approach towards making abstract and non-representational art. My
attitude now contrasts with my original view that good art was only
about copying the physical world, and making works as 'true to life'
as possible. I now find it easier to make an artwork, especially
sculpture, 'mine' by using sketching itself as a source of inspiration.