As a human being we have two contradicting sides to our personalities, for me the lively and then there's the more contemplative, I appreciate the importance of both in my life and as an artist I am privileged to experiment and express my emotions, which I feel represent most of us.
These two opposing, contradicting sides turn out in the end to be complimentary, I feel this is the same with my work. They are different aspects of the life I inhabit.
My new work reflects this attitude - two sides to the same coin.
It’s not about the cards you’re dealt, but how you play the hand
This year I have been invited to create an artwork for TLC. TLC is a charity organisation that is working with artists and public figures who have been asked by Baroness Floella Benjamin to design a playing card from a deck of cards, I have chosen 8 of Diamonds.
This year artists include Grayson Perry, Sir Quentin Blake, Joanna Lumley, Anthony Frost, Sir Patrick Stewart and many more.
These artworks will all come together to form a complete set of playing cards and each original artwork will be sold in an online auction, as well as limited edition prints and decks of cards also being available to buy. The money raised will help fund TLC's next life saving mission to Africa or the Caribbean, where a marvellous team of volunteer doctors and surgeons can teach their skills in kidney transplantation to local medical teams, and save lives at the same time.