Self portrait, charcoal on paper, h 28 x w 17 cm, 2017 POA

“When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it.” The House at Pooh Corner by AA Milne

As I grew up, I forgot how to play. I rediscovered it as an artist.

Now I make art with abandoned toys and domestic appliances saved from the scrapheap. Putting teddies into toasters and covering it all with goo.  Embalming soft toys in clay.  And painting deceptively simple figures onto blocks of wood and bits of old doors.

I am exploring nostalgia, fear and joy. The work is often heartbreakingly sad. It’s subversive and cartoonish. It can be very funny too  – but often comes with a generous helping of melancholy and wistfulness. Like life. Enjoy.