"Twisted Realism" A visual artist, creating moody black and white tonal drawings in charcoal, pastel and graphite. Inspired by the human figure, story telling and Europe.


‘Electric Madonna’ (114.5 x 76.5cm) Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite on Paper

Late one night in Siena, I came across the Virgin Mary standing silently in front of a small church. Her halo lit up the surrounds of the immediate street. It was a beaming electric circle of blue fluorescence. A brazen flash of modernity amidst the elegant  antiquity of this most beautiful town. 
(What was God thinking when he created Mary, the mother of his most perfect son? Beneath that long, dull, brown sack cloth, was there the perfect body?)

‘You’ (114.5 x 76.5cm) Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite on Paper

In stressful times we just laughed. Sometimes we laughed so hard that we would double over in pain and tears, unable to catch our breaths. We walked like there was no tomorrow. We had to see everything today. In less than a week in Paris, we walked over 125 kilometers. No experience was too far. 

Every step confirmed our relationship. 
Each word was right.
Each look gentle and understanding.
Each moment a joy.