Then there’s the geometry of perspective, number series – the golden section ratio, integral calculus and complex numbers.
Combine this with traditional artistic disciplines – painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, colour theory and some of the opportunities for optical phenomenon explored by artists like Vasarely and Riley – mix in a little environmental psychology and computer science and we have the most fabulous palette available with which to create pictures.
I was fortunate to be born into the second half of the 20th century, where the freedom to express visual thinking was established by some truly ‘revolutionary’ artists, including Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh, Picasso, Braque, Lichtenstein, Rothko, Pollock and Escher.
The influence of these observations, disciplines, knowledge and experience has allowed me to create images that, ultimately and quite simply I adore.
I try to create images that can appear to be three dimensional or kinetic or puzzling or disturbing or beautiful or mesmerising or meditational or alluring or any combination thereof or any other emotion I can bring to the party.