Approaching Storm Over Talyerac
Oil on Canvas 30 x 24 ins
In Between - Almost Gone
My concern as an artist is with the pockets of life we ignore every day. Most of the painting for the exhibtion In Between - Almost Gone, were produced after re-visiting Stepney, East London, where I lived for twenty-three years.
During that period the area was badly run down, partly as a result of bomb damage, and very few lived there by choice. Today some streets and buildings remain as reminders of the past and compete with the more modern concepts of London that have emerged since the closing of the docks and small local industries.
Presenting their ordinariness in a particular way, I envisage my subjects to be reminders of the past but also as active survivors struggling to find a place in a world that is changing beyond recognition.