Working as a freelance between 1991and 2002, I divided my time between commercial work in television and film, and my own self-generated art, which comprises landscape, life painting and portraiture. Until recently, I have always kept the techniques I employed in scenic art which are more graphic and abbreviated in nature, separate from those employed in my own fine artwork.
  I was working in an environment in which an actor in Tudor costume could share a joke between takes with a mutant sporting prosthetic claws, both sitting on the wing section of a plywood Spitfire. Such images of extraordinary contradiction very quickly became the norm in this studio environment, but I found these conjunctions constantly amusing and captivating; this vivid imagery now forms a reference archive for my current work.
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Jerry Springer UK
detail of backing gauze      6 x 48ft
The Late Show   Sinead OConnor
acrylic panel   90 x 90cm
The Late Show   London Theatreland
four backing panels each   500 x 90cm
The Late Show
six backing panels each   500 x 90cm
Later with Jools   P J Harvey
emulsion on canvas   240 x 240cm
Harry Hill
emulsion on canvas   450 x1220cm 
Blue Peter  Environmental Issue
emulsion on canvas   6 x 21m
Later With Jools Holland   Bjork
450x 360cm and 240 x 240cm
David Copperfield
Pinewood water tank backing   18 x 72m
BBC Television Centre 
Audience Reception Panels    183 x 245cm

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