'Moving Into Rhythm' is a series of abstract paintings influenced by my love of jazz music. Jazz has both order and improvisation: a solid base on which a soloist can run with his instinct, free of rules. These paintings are my attempt to fuse the two elements. In some paintings, order and regular rhythms pervade. In others, the brush moves to its own melody, while judgement and technique are left behind. As Miles David once said: "Don't fear mistakes. There are none".
Every one of these paintings is a song, but what you hear is unique to you, the observer.
I began painting four years ago and have continued to play saxophone and clarinet in Grifter Kid and The Midnight Raiders. I've also been sound and light designer for local comedy duo The Nimmo Twins since 1998 and will be technician at their upcoming Normal for Norfolk shows.
1st August to 31st August