I am an artist
working in various media, mostly creating paintings and installations,
based in Chatham Kent.
I have recently
launched a website containing work from 1990 to date, much of which can
be purchased at under £300.00.
I am 36 year
of age, married with two children and a mortgage. I've been painting and
creating sculptures in various media from the age of 18. Most of the early
works were given away as presents or sold at minimal cost. Recently I've
had to good fortune to access of the expertise of my good friend Martin,
and this has allowed me to publish my work on-line. And hopefully reach
a wider audience.
I draw my
inspiration from my direct physical, emotional, and spiritual environment.
And my artworks are an attempt to externalise my thoughts, with a view
to provide a deeper understanding for my self and hopefully my audience.
I am a believer of the Hindu tenants of Karma and Reincarnation though
not an orthodox Hindu. I paint spiritual as well as secular works, inevitably
the two overlap on occasion.
can be found on my website www.externalism.co.uk
P0002269.JPG Meditation on the Nature of Greatness. 40cm x 40 cm acrylic
on canvas. “The Aum symbolises the tone of the universal resonance
in the Hindu faith – or put another way; it is the sound of creation.
There paintings are ectoplasmic in that the power prayer or meditative
contemplation is the major inspirational driver and I feel that each of
my Aum paintings are charged with that spiritual energy."
P0002273.JPG Aghora No:13.6 - 2006 This picture represents the latest
incarnation of the Trance Series of works. The key to my free-hand works
is the restraint that is required, or put another way; knowing exactly
when to stop.
The Trance series paintings which are meditative works created under invocation
of Shiva , as 'Natraja' - the Lord of the Cosmic Dance - this is the dynamic
behind these sometimes quite diminutive works - usually fuelled by an
array of substances but within the Aghora doctrine parameters - titles
are not always forthcoming but the meditative quality remains
P0002345.JPG Love Bird No. 8 - 2006 Water colour and ink on A3 paper.
P0002275.JPG Red-Headed Woman Smoking a Fag Whilst Wearing a Startled
Phoenix for a Hat- 21/11/1994 41cm x 51.5cm acrylic on canvas
The title is descriptive enough for me not to have to delve into the subject
I would just like to add that my primary influences at this time were
Opium and LSD.
P0002251.JPG Rochester Castle and Cathedral - 1994 A critique of mans'
endeavours towards greatness.
060628-006S.JPG Taxidermikal Butchery - 2006 Work in progress, I have
yet to stuff, the stuffed wolf and leopard into my granddad's travelling
P0002274.JPG Stash - April 1994 61cm x 60cm acrylic on plywood(warped
This picture was painted on the night before I left for a 6 month visit
to India with a cousin of mine.
The plan was to hike up the Manikaran Valley in Himachal to the isolated
settlement of Malana and score a kilo of the best Hash in the world 'Malana
Creme'.You start the hike from Kasol but we got stuck there for three
moths then went to Manali for the next three. Never did get to Malana,
anyhows the night before leaving I had an excess of weed and it got 'stashed'
in the tower of this painting - it was wrapped in plastic and the paint
made an excellent air lock - knocked me sideways when I got back ...
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