Artist Statement

Artist Statement

My art has been heavily influenced by music and my experiences that have co-existed alongside my music career. Starting as a Jazz drummer when I was very young, the concept of improvisation has always interested me. Improvising is inevitable in life, no matter how uniform our routines may seem. Just as I improvise whilst performing musically, my artwork also mimics the concept of chance through performance.  It was through performance that I have been able to explore my division between music and art.

My work seeks to explore the very essence behind spontaneous musical creation. Similar to dreaming, musical improvisation is a psychological expression emerging from the unconscious. Dreaming is similar to the state one experiences whilst improvising because in these states, the mind is clear of all preconception and, therefore, we are not conscious of our self-expression.

Writing is also an important part of my creative practice. I am most inspired when I channel my need to have an artistic identity into something expressive – whether this is through painting, music making, or writing.  It is vital that I am able to transform all my experiences into something valuable and imaginative. The ongoing ‘search for self’ results in my blog: an emotionally honest and somewhat ironic look at myself and my life inspired by both music and art.