"Life as seen by Trev"
As a mature art student, I trained and then practised as a computer character animator, mainly working on children's TV series in London and Bristol.
I am now inspired to draw and paint by my daily observations that I make as I travel around Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas.
I am constantly experimenting with my interpretations of the local characters as I work in my sketchbooks.
My drawing collection is fast becoming a useful reference for my art projects.
I am greatly inspired by the French Painter, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec who immersed himself into the colourful night life of Paris and the Moulin Rouge in the late 19th century.
I’m also a fan of Honoré Daumier who used print, caricature painting and sculpture to pass comment on the social and political life in 19th century France.
Recently I have taken an interest in the illustrator Henry Patrick Raleigh who represents a style of illustration relying strongly upon his observation of the human figure with an ability to capture people’s personalities within his line drawings.
I have always enjoyed sketching from life and for the last several years I have spent a lot my free time oil painting. Many thanks to the help and advice from local artists and good friends Stephen Clifton and Sue Gilmore Powell. I also find oil pastels are a very expressive and immediate medium that are fun to work with.