My stimulus mainly comes from industrial, architectural and mechanical sources.
I like the sculptural shapes of machinery, engines, boilers, etc, from the well maintained to the rusty & corroded. I enjoy travelling on cruise ships, the ships themselves and the workings of the many ports provide me with endless inspiration.
Just a few of the many people & art movements that had an effect on my development:
Picasso, Leger, Calder, Paolozzi, De Chirico. Cubism, Pop Art, Bauhaus, De Stijl, Abstract Expressionism. Architects Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright.
Oil painting over various mediums to provide texture.
Jewellery and freestanding artworks made from wood, cardboard, plastic and found objects.
I have many sources of inspiration but the end result should be seen as an object in its own right, a new article.
I want the observer to be curious, but to form their own interpretation of what they see.