I am a painter based in East London, going about and painting the town live.
My story starts from being invited by a friend to produce some sketches which could be sold for charity, I was going to a gig that night so I brought a pad and some old pastels with me. This first gig I drew live was at the Jazz Cafe, Camden, where I sold the first piece I drew - Neal Evans of Lettuce - to a charming couple from Colorado. That lead me on a path I never thought I'd end up on, since then I have continued to combine painting with my long-time love - Jazz, one continues to fuel the other.
I am surrounded by the most talented musicians London has to offer so I am never short of inspiration or subject matter. I've recently painted at London Jazzfest, Shoreditch Town Hall, Barbican, Islington Assembly Hall, Jazz Cafe, the 606 among others. In this short time I have been honoured to paint musicians of the likes of Kansas Smitty's, Brad Mehldau, Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Kokoroko, Clark Tracey, Alan Barnes, Art Themen, Reuben James, Theon Cross, Nubiya Garcia, Lettuce among others. It's been energising to find that people in industry, venues and audiences have been highly supportive and receptive to my work so far , so thank you if you are one of them!
I enjoy being able to augment the audience's visual experience at a gig, capturing the energy and memory of a show. I aim to continue my work in using live visual art as a means of enhancing music experience, searching for and exploring different ways and techniques to deepen this. And learning, and learning.
The search goes on.