I’ve had very little formal art training. I completed a foundation course at Camberwell School of art in London for a year where the very best thing was life drawing all day on Fridays.
The study of the human form, I believe, is the best grounding an artists can have, to really look, to dissect with the eyes and transfer what you find to paper and canvas. Once this discipline has begun– for you can never practice enough – the rest of an artist’s work will flourish and ring true.
When I began painting in earnest it was the human figure that drew my aesthetic itch. I revisited the classics, recreating the compositions using contemporary models, I did stop people in the streets and asked them to pose for me