My Vision

Why I Draw and Paint

For me, painting and drawing is sign language for what I feel when I am in contact with the world. When I paint and draw I am responding with all of my senses. It can’t easily be put into words and often remains a mystery to me. I am interested in the contradictions and tensions in whatever subject attracts me. In making marks, questions emerge that lead me to further exploration.  

I have trained and worked in the theatre for more than thirty years and my special interests in how the body expresses itself and the use of masks has grown hand-in-hand with my work as a visual artist.

On the Boat
Family of Buffons

For details

If you would like more details about my background, education and practice, see About Ralph.