About This Project

Have you ever used the term – higgledy piggledy?

Well that’s what sprang to mind when I was thinking about how to best describe my creative approach, my methodology.

If I were asked to explain how I go about collating the ideas for each new painting ‘higgledy piggledy’ is the perfect description. I have no pre-defined work method. It‘s all haphazard, unbridled anarchy, a sort of self-controlled chaos.

And this painting is typical – it’s a bit of a hotchpotch.

I’ve brought together bits from earlier paintings, stuff I find and like and images I’ve saved thinking, I know one day I’ll use that. And like any good recipe, I just put all the ingredients in a bowl (in my head) and mix ‘em together and this is the result.

The ideas for this painting started out with a photograph in a book of Blue Wheat Grass, which is native to Tierra del Fuego.

As grasses grow, it’s a very attractive grass. But I eventually ditched the notion of using it. So, it didn’t end up on the finished canvas but, nonetheless, deserves a mention being part of the process of deciding what to use and what to reject.

The chocolate cup cake, self-designed beer coaster, iced doughnut and strawberry milk are not native to a small South American archipelago. But they are native to my imagination. And they, along with the baked beans, assorted fruit, tin-toy race car and female drowning in a swimming pool did get used, albeit in a higgledy-piggledy fashion.

Proof, if ever needed, that – ‘Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction.’

I must also mention U.K. cartoonist Hunt Emerson whose work I’ve always had a fondness for.


Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction


Acrylic on Linen
61 cms width x 91.5 cms depth


The Other Art Fair, Melbourne 2019
LA Art Show 2023, Los Angeles Convention Centre.
Artexpo New York 2023, Pier 36 NY.
Hamptons Art Fair 2023, Long Island, New York State
Red Dot Miami 2023, Florida

In Print

Spring/Summer Issue 2021
'Contemporary Art of Excellence' Vol. IV 2021 (Global Art Agency Publishing UAE)
Circle (Foundation for the Arts) Quarterly Art Review 2022. Part of a three-page feature.