“Image making for me has always had a very graphic quality. I allow all aspects of modern life to inform my work. I enjoy working with a variety of media from painting, drawing, collage and mixed media.”

My images are works in progress, a dialogue has begun. Images and objects are continually layered and stripped back, revealing and hiding thoughts and memories of the every day, to world’s imagined. They become objects loaded with symbols, both personal and universal. The journey is the destination. Images and signs appear and disappear. Images are collected, consumed, recycled and upcycled through layering, collaging, painting and drawing. Essentially I am continuing the tradition of making marks on the cave wall.


Martin Watson

The troglodytes