Welcome to the first of our "Awesome Artists that you need to know" series. It's pretty self explanatory- this segment will introduce you to an artist who has inspired my practice and for the most part is generally a lesser known artist, at least in the mainstream world. We won't be talking about Picasso and Van Gogh here, not because they aren't great artists but because they've taken up enough art based dialogue. Most of us are more than familiar with them and their works.
In my days at art school I made up my own art movement. I briefly researched to see if it was something that someone else had already discovered or done. It had been done- but fleetingly back in the 1900’s and it was 2010- so the world was ready ( I assumed) for an update on Tactilism. My version of Tactilism is about the necessity of process through material, it is all about getting dirt under nails, paint splattered on skin, feeling the texture of textiles or the click of t