My chosen practitioners are all linked by my aspiration personally and professionally to strive for a gentle humility reflected in my work and life. This is the golden thread weaving its way through the descriptions of artists, artistic work and designs below.
Artists such as Ryan McGuiness, Andy Warhol and James Joyce all inspire me and I have a deep appreciation of their work. They represent a certain aspiration to be courageous in their approach to leave their mark through individual flair and genius.
Popshot is an illustrated literary magazine which publishes short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from all walks of life and influences.This magazine is a most powerful source of inspiration to me. I love the imagery and the poetry of all kinds of issues. The beautiful written poetry is thematic based on the companies take on what best describes a particular topic. From that theme an illustrator bases artistic designs and its incredible how two different creative artists synchronise unaware they have made such an iconic piece. I appreciate its art and well written beauty.
The origins of the unique paisley shape based in Asia. Persia (Iran), India and nearby Asian countries have become iconic for paisley designs. Interestingly a town called paisley in Glasgow raises the question again of the designs humble roots but wherever and however it has spread the shape, be it described as feathery, a misformed vegetable of leafy symbol is iconic of beauty and uniqueness in it humble design. Paisley patterns come in so different many forms. Small scrolling teardrops dotting garments or larger paisley shapes can be built up from numerous shapes. I am fascinated by this humble shape meandering through millions of designs across the five continents. From simple to luxurious extravagance the humble shape retains its gentle beauty.