My work is heavily influenced by the 60s, 70s and 80s when technology was less developed and drawing and painting were used more commercially. In my drawings, I am obsessed with delicate little details and pattern and the human form and when I take photographs I am looking for a sense of quiet and space and otherworldliness.
I was in France two years ago and stumbled across a copy of Michel Ocelot’s animation Princes et Princesses. I was instantly hooked. Done entirely in silhouettes each frame is graphically considered and combined with the innocent and unexpected story lines the effect is quite beautiful. Ocelot has worked prolifically since the late 70s constantly exploring new techniques and referencing different cultures. He is a former president of the International Animated Film Association and has won numerous awards for his work.
Outland is a platform game available on the Xbox and Playstation 3 that is addictive in its content, gameplay, and primarily for me, in the artwork. Done entirely in silhouettes, it borrows from many artistic genres with backgrounds reminiscent of Chinese paintings and baddies that look like Greek warriors.
Amy Timms is a painter of rare talent. Her paintings of minute detail show not only skill but inventiveness and a very distinct take on the world, combining death and beauty and an intuitive approach to colour. Her work comes out of a place of closeness to the British countryside and extensive knowledge of natural history.