I started painting four years ago. I have no formal art training although I did study graphic design in the 90s. It was at that time that I started photographing walls. I wanted to capture their textures, the faded colours, the ghost signs and redacted grafitti. I could see accidental abstract artworks in them and as those walls slowly began to be replaced with soulless glass buildings I started to paint my own versions.
I like to think of my paintings as naive abstracts. I’m not aiming to create masterful brushstrokes, in fact I rarely use a brush at all. I often like to include text and I am more likely to create written notes rather than sketches when starting a painting. The walls that I photograph are created by time and that is what I aim to replicate.
My Mother was born in Limehouse which is maybe why I am drawn to the area on my photographic walks. The East End made London the multicultural metropolis it is today and the Brick Lane Mosque is a fine reminder of that, which is why I chose to add French, Yiddish and Bangladeshi text to my piece.
Woven in Time h 60cm x w 51cm
£400 (contact firstname.lastname@example.org )