‘Your paintings have a lovely unique, rustic style to them. How did this develop?’
I’m interested in old buildings, the characters who have lived there and who may live there in the future. A building as a storybook.
I worked on a project many years ago in a shantytown ‘Villa Maria’ in Peru, each day new people would arrive and set up home rising higher and higher into the barren mountains. They would use anything available to make their homes; bits of car doors, cardboard, packaging. I’ve always remembered and been inspired by this creativity in times of hardship.
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