Â“Priding myself on being as much of a craftsman as an artist, I create my concert art or Â“gig printsÂ” using the medium of reduction block printing, also known as Â“Suicide PrintsÂ”. In an industry where digital design is considered best practice, my hand carved linoleum block prints have a visual quality which instantly set my work apart from my colleagues. What many would consider posters, IÂ’ve always treated as fine art, bringing materials and techniques traditionally reserved for a gallery setting into the concert arena.
My work is heavily influenced by nature, developed through a deep love of life drawing and the figure. The graphic elements of my work are derived from vintage sign painters of the early 1900Â’s with a touch of 60Â’s pin striping. My intention is to engage the viewer both by creating a narrative in the subject matter and also through the use of dynamic compositions. Commissions will often include specific references based around the band, city or venue, further connecting with the viewer.
I feel it is the blending of these traditional techniques with my love of live music which has made me one of todayÂ’s most prominent figures in the rock art industry.Â”