My work has been featured a number of times in the Evening Standard where I have been described as a ‘controversial artist’ (Evening Standard, The Londoner, Charlotte Edwardes, 2018). I combine aspects of Old Master paintings with imagery of contemporary icons (royalty and politicians), typically portraying them as if viewed in a fairground mirror, distorted to the point of abstraction. My work involves the idea of the political cartoon as a piece of fine art whereby satire and humour are important elements, and I am interested in uncovering aspects of my chosen subjects that they would rather not reveal.
Using art historical references brings art history into modernity giving it a contemporary relevance, linking with the lives and drama of the past. I am particularly interested in the Baroque for it’s sense of drama, and Rococo for it’s flamboyance.