Leonardo da Vinci was always my ultimate inspiration.
He said "the painter must strive to be universal." I love that ideal,
my interests range from astronomy, archaeology, and physics to
woodworking, computers and writing.
There was a time when education was about thinking and analysis. About
completeness of the mind. Architects studied art and the human body
first, for example, so it was easy for them to build beautiful
buildings. Leonardo studied light as a science in order to better paint light as beauty. I love that Renaissance aspiration, I think that artists who
do many things are better artists because of it. I know I am.
You will discover in these pages that I make sculpture and paintings, Digital art, portraits, poetry, watercolours and photographs, I make web pages and teach. I celebrate Leonardo's universal ideal every day.
An Independant Spirit
Art is the ultimate egoic enterprise, Team
players join teams, I live the artists stereotype of the obsessive
loner in the garret. I may be a people-person, but my creating is a
singular affair. I love the independence allowed by the internet. It
makes it possible for me to retain my freedom from the restrictive
strictures of the traditional gallery system, yet still reach a large
audience. With the computer I am free.
It also opens the world of digital art and the sharing through digital photography all of my art as my contribution to this first truly democratic cultural explosion in history. From my studio in Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia, the world is my gallery. Leonardo would have loved to be part of it. His memory and inspiration are already there.