It's time to create something from past sketch books. 1995 saw was second year at art school. I went on exchange trip to Angers it was a strange time. I can see that my separation from Esther was difficult I remember entering a Catholic church and lighting a candle. Strange I have an urge to do that now. The thoughts and drawings on these pages connect me to larger works inspired and completed from these marks and moments. The record is like a diary I intend to piece together over time. I feel it will never make total sense but will give me a window for reflections.
I am so happy to have completed paintings on canvas and paper to hang in the new offices of TACT Bristol. The works will be displayed in their offices and departments involved in the delivery of TACT fostering and adoption charity activities. The works will be hang in board and panel meeting rooms, training rooms, family rooms, play rooms and administration offices. I am proud to have been commissioned to bring my artworks to these spaces. In the creation of the works I was mindful of the joy and pleasure I wanted each piece bring to all those engaged in the vital role that TACT plays in the welfare of young people in need.
Archive of images
Documented work included in this archive dates back to the 80's predating my Foundation year at art school in 1992. I had made work for many years before this having attended art school in the 70's but not completed course, much of the work lost in time. I hope to build up the archive from previously unrecorded work, seek out works in private collections and add projects commissions, publications, exhibitions etc.
I was born in London in 1950 my father Nigerian and my mother British. My first home was in a dark basement flat in the area of St Pancras. Before I reached the age of 5, and my brother still a baby, we were taken by our father to a children’s home in Suffolk where we spent the remainder of our childhood days. At sixteen alone and ignorant I was finally choked out into the world with little or no preparation on how to survive.
MORE TO COME