|Former Hippie and Flower Child, Pisces Artist and poet
Influenced by Baudelaire, Byron and Allen Ginsberg through Bob Dylan, William Blake, Adrian Mitchell, Adrian Henri and Roger McGough.
Painted in acrylics and mixed media, then wholly in gouache after visiting Rajasthan and watching miniatures painted. Flower photographer who has recently made the transition into digital painting.
Visual influences range from Hiroshige and Tadanori Yokoo to Rajasthani miniature painting by way of Roger Dean, Gilbert and George, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Mucha, Odilon Redon, - Art Nouveau, Symbolism, Surrealism, and 60s Psychedelia,
Has exhibited around Britain including Snape Maltings Opera Hall and National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum , his works now reside in Australia, Holland, India, Malaysia, UK and USA.
Has travelled most of the known world and lived in Britain, India and Malaysia where he has built a house and lives with his wife, stepchildren, two cats, two rabbits, water buffalo, otters and one soft shell turtle; writes poetry and short stories while tending his battered jeep and Durian orchard, surrounded by mountains, tropical rainforest and lakes.
Now uses digital medium to produce Symbolist influenced artworks