This section “iFIELDart” is a collection of work made using an iPad. In 2013/14 sparked by seeing the Hockney RA show, I spent some time using an iPad to draw on. A catalogue of a set of 100 iPad drawings made in 2014 is available at ‘2014: 100 Drawings‘
I also work digitally using Photoshop on the the PC as well as the iPad with various art apps. The digital work is often interlinked with work in other media and my interests in terms of subject and message often overlap the bounds of media. This work sometimes proceeds from photographic beginnings. I always use my own photography. That said the iPad drawings are usually started from scratch and made directly from the motif.
My output continues to oscillate between photography, computer art and painting, between figurative and abstract and between digital and actual. This doesn’t mean I am lost or without focus, just on the move.
The impact of social media around my practice also continues to promote this flux.
I graduated from Cheltenham with a BA (Hons)1st class in 1978. I studied Art education at Margaret St, Birmingham and gained a P.G.C.E. in 1979. I have taught in Sheffield schools for over 28 years. Since 2014 i have spent more time making art.