My aim as an artist is to capture these times and my response to them. My work takes the form of stream-of-consciousness compilations, inspired by the people, words and music that form the backdrop of my daily life.
I contemporaneously document current affairs, with a focus on the US. This relentless flow of information is captured by preparing in advance thousands of small paintings. Then, as the day unfolds, I add words to some of them them, capturing the news in real-time, and build them in to final, larger-format pieces.
When I am not painting, I love being with Lisa and our kids, kitesurfing big Pacific waves, riding bikes up mountains, being in California, making fires, playing with words, exploring the Kalahari, and hearing a good anecdote.
I hope all this is reflected in my work.