tom

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Statements

May 12th, 2011

without the artist there would be no collector, nor gallery............ but the art is more important than the artist. and everyone can make art it is no big deal. long live creativity, the creative spirit that give humanity hope.that Transforms, inspires and feeds its self on love

March 26th, 2008

i have been passionate about art since child hood, i was lucky enough to have parents that encouraged this and let me paint my bedroom walls, so from an early age i wanted to be an artist. I dont see being an artist as something 'special' if you work at it, and make drawings then you are an artist. People say art is a gift, this is probably true, but for me i think any 'results' i have in drawing have come through work, and i would encourage any one to draw, ...............its fun. i think an artist should be humble and always strive to make 'better work', i also feel that an artist who sees 'his' labours as more worthy than that of other members of society is some how missing the point. Picasso said that 'painting is an act of war'. i like the passion in this statement, but i think art is an act of love and peace, an act that can unite and inspire, unlike the destructive results of war. i think the creativity of everyone is important and as a society we would be transformed if the arts were given more importance. if i can share my skills with others then this is good, this is part of my practice. i dont believe in trade secrets. i view other artists as comrades rather than competitors - we're in the same boat. as an artist i am open to all forms, from music to poetry to circus, though my bread and butter is, and probably always will be, visual art. i am not so interested in talking about the work i have made , i would prefer to concentrate on the work i will make. this is alot more interesting. i will be an artist till i die. and when im dead my art will still be there, but i wont care ill be dead, but hopefuly i will help the flowers grow.

May 28th, 2007

'The earth is made of earth and I like that stuff' - Adrian Mitchell, poet

'Life is a cabaret'- Louis Armstrong, the main man.