There has always been a strong connection between sound and image in my work, where often many of the pieces I create are based on images and things I see, which then act as a type of graphic score and / or artwork.
Within my sound works, I use a range of field recordings, found sounds and hardware with minimal processing, as I’ve always been interested in how sound can morph into beautiful complex patterns with the limited use of tech and processing. It’s the ‘small sounds’, anomalies, mistakes, chance accidents and the sounds ‘between’ that catch my ear. These interests and methods that I have developed with sound, I also apply to my watercolours and digital art, where I am interested in micro worlds, textures, abstracts and how the outcomes / final pieces are influenced by chance in media combination or as responses to music.
Both my sound and art is influenced by my surroundings such as the North Sea Coast but also I use objects as graphic scores such as glass, rust, rockpools, rivers, rock formations. I also create digital abstracts that are a response to music that I listen to, many of which can be seen on my Instagram @themuseleon
I thought I would put some of my artwork here in a form of a virtual gallery to show the wide subject matter of my art, many of which are linked with my sound world.
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Digital Art – I have been creating Digital art for many years and it is very wide ranging. From cd covers and track art to several series of pictures that I create, based on one subject matter. Many are created based on my own photographs, such as the Tropical Fish or scenes from the Tyne, especially superstructures and industrial buildings, which I like to reimagine.
I also create digital and physical art in response to music and many of these you can see on my Instagram but here are a couple of examples –
This is the artwork I created for Imaginary Creatures released November 2019.