From what I see and observe around me in the natural world. Things you see every day and take for granted. The sun rising on a beautiful spring morning, the skies and colours above, the formation of the clouds, to the setting of the sun where the sky meets the sea. All these things create wonderful shapes and colours quite by chance, and if you're lucky enough you may find the time to stop and wonder at them. These are all inspirational to me, just take the time to observe and enjoy what is there, because within a whisper it will be gone.
inspiration and influences of a different kind:
Joy Division, Cocteau Twins, Robin Guthrie, Brian Eno, Harold Budd, bvdub, The Chameleons, Joe Strummer, Killing Joke, Bauhaus, David Bowie, electronic ambience, The Bunnymen, Bark Psychosis, The Durutti Column, Loscil, the Rub a Dub stylee, Billy MacKenzie, Edwyn Collins, the self taught, Brock Van Wey, Variant, dataman aka Jahson, Rasta4Eyes, dubrockerslive, clouds and cloud formations, Paulo Coelho: The Alchemist, John Irving: A Prayer for Owen Meany, the dAndy Pilchard, the natural world, Mrs. Bee, family and real friends, others too...
about the paintings:
For me, the evocation of feelings, of moods and of forgotten memories that the viewing experience can create and bring forth from within one's self, is as important as the physical paintings themselves. Perhaps more so...but you cannot have one without the other.