My True Love


Limited Edition Print
Edition Size: 49
Image Size: 39 x 16″
Medium: Giclee – Canvas on board
Notes: Price includes frame


Most children, when asked the question ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ either haven’t a clue, or say something different each time they are asked. I was one of the lucky ones: I knew what I wanted to be, every time, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to do it. I have been a practising painter now for well over thirty-five years, since graduating from art college in 1979. Whilst my themes and subject matter have metamorphosed over the years, my commitment to representation remains as strong now as it was then.
I choose the word ‘representation’ with care, though even this is not really adequate. The word ‘Realism’ is bandied about carelessly – and I have taken part in shows which have included that term in their title – yet the images which I create are, ironically, more about fiction than reality. The places depicted don’t exist, and the episodes portray moments which exist only in my imagination and which never occurred in the real world. What I try to do, rather like the novelist, playwright or film maker, is to present my fabrication with such conviction as to make the viewer believe in it.


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