I spend a lot of time watching TV/films, reading books and looking around the internet... I save loads of photos I find interesting from all kinds of different places. I then flick through them, and try to think about how ideas link together, and mock up roughs in photoshop. I like combining different elements of photos of people with abstract sections of old paintings I've done. Once I've got an idea of what I want to do, I try and figure out how to paint it... sometimes the final piece looks a lot like the rough, sometimes it changes drastically while I'm painting it. When I'm painting, I just switch back and forth between paint, drawing, collage or anything lying around.
I normally describe what I do as mixed media painting... the idea is to get different kinds of marks to work off of each other - so sometimes I'll paint/draw fairly accurately, then work quite loosely on a section, then break up elements of print on another section. At the moment I think a lot of the painting I do is too tight, it should really be looser and more expressive.
I've lived in Bristol all my life... sometimes I'm tempted to move to London or abroad, but I'm happy here for now.
It's really compact... there's a lot of different bars/clubs within walking distance, which I appreciate a lot more now having been to LA a few times. The people are pretty cool. There's a lot of old Georgian buildings which I really like too, I'm moving here in the next few weeks.
I'd rely on my friends to come up with interesting things to do, because I've been working a lot lately so I'm pretty boring right now (or, always)... it'd probably involve getting very drunk and going to a club to see a genre of music that ends in 'core'.
Lost season 4, going to All Tomorrow's Parties to see Portishead and various other people, and hopefully having a bit more time to work on some paintings for a show next year... there's some ideas that I'd really like to get down on canvas.
Usually at night, although my schedule's pretty random... I do artwork pretty much every day, but it can be anything from less than an hour to about 10 hours.
Probably Barcelona, although I really like London sometimes
The last few weeks I've been listening to Scout Niblett, Crippled Black Phoenix, Health, Japanther, Thurston Moore, White Rabbits, Radiohead's new album, the Inland Empire soundtrack and a weird album of Reiko Ike's.
Awkward & geeky, with bad hair. The bad hair continued long into my 20s until I just got fed up and shaved it off.
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