“Fascinated by the innate beauty I see in the slightly bizarre…
‘I feel fortunate doing what I love for a living.
‘In the early Eighties on a visit to Europe, I came across a Twentieth Century art movement, mostly starting in Germany, but spreading to other European countries, and eventually to the United States. I found this art fascinating, and the very name “Magic Realism” conjured up visions from my past. A past influenced by weird and wonderful people, tattooed ladies, contortionists, clowns and movie people and all seen as a child, travelling to different countries, as my father had given up his career as an art teacher to become a stunt man and a stand-in for movie actors. The family travelled extensively with him. All of this led to a colourful visual array of experiences to draw from, and put into present day paintings."
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