I'm a Yorkshireman, born in Gods own county in
1946, what else is there to say? If you were born anywhere else
on earth I donít expect you to understand. I used to look like
an anorexic Geoff Capes (the shot putter) but time has taken its
toll and I now look like a lanky (tall) Harold Shipman (the
murderer). I keep fish, breed snakes and collect things, but,
above all else, quest for a way of depicting what I see in the
world around me. I have painted in acrylic, studied watercolour
and battled with film for over 4 decades, but now we have
Photoshop! At last I have a medium that lets me express thought.
My best picture? it's always the one I am about to create
(pictures are no longer taken, they are created from an endless
array of component parts). Email me with ways to improve my images (or ideas
for something better). If you have a Photoshop problem, ask, you
never know we may have a solution and together we can progress.
You sit reflecting on the ripples in a pond, or in a lake,
And your mind begins to wander at the different forms they take.
Is it magic? Is it mystery? That conjures up these patterns,
Then youíre left with just the memory and as the water flattens,
You have to ask the question, were they real or were they fake?
I find the interaction between light and water fascinating. The
way reflected or refracted colours change shape and form can
turn the mundane into the surreal, the commonplace into the
rare. My intention is to explore this phenomenon and try to
cause the viewer to speculate about the subject matter of each
print. The way rapidly flowing water distorts a shape is often
very different to the effect created by ripples or wind
generated waves. The colour of pollutants within the water can
filter the reflected sky and create a different hue.