My paintings and imagery come from my own imagination. Never setting out to illustrate a specific theme or story, I create each image as I go, changing and shaping it along the way.
My artwork has evolved and changed over the years.
In the past, the images were obviously darker in content, and now they appear more lighthearted and whimsical. I like to paint the 'snapshot' images of the non-moments in life, which I think are the real moments in life; the everyday things we do and take for granted, and paint that.'
Some of my images are loosely based on the banality found in our daily lives, with specific interest in those moments when we find ourselves alone and uninhibited.
I am currently working on a children’s book titled: The Friendless Boy” The story comes from my painting: The friendless Boy. It will be my first ever book written and I plan on illustrating it as well in my style of painting.
I think that for me writing a story and then illustrating it will give my art images a place to go home to and inspiration to evolve my characters... Right now all of my Circle Head images are fodder for a story I just haven’t gotten to yet.
Of course I still take requests for commission works such as pet portraits, floor cloths, and story stools in my signature style.
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