Photograph(c)William Buck of Pacific Pinnacles.
The Spanish Dancer nudibranch (a type of sea slug), introduced to me by Gooseflesh, it reminded her of my shibori felt ! When I was at art college I wanted my art to be unique and not like anyone else's, although I was quite traditional in my approach - drawings and paintings of my favourite objects were my chosen theme. Then one day my tutor said to me that my work was like that of a painter called William Scott. I had never heard of him and went straight to the library to find a book about him - that was it for me - I knew then it was hopeless. Here was everything I wanted to be, already done by someone else ! He became my biggest influence.
Since then I have realised that we cannot exist alone and be autonomous in our art. And the thing that unites our work is to be found most of all in nature. I love to doodle with no forethought and I see elements of my interior self - organ-like forms and cell-like structures. I feel like I am drawing what is inside me - literally !
Since joining flickr and meeting hundreds of new artists worldwide I am amazed at how much variety and uniqueness there is out there. There is a new museum just opened in Germany called The Museum of Plagiarism . I am all for it ! I am going in search of more sea slugs ....