More about Hard Edge

My style in the 80s was very much influenced by the hard-edge technique propounded by one of my art teachers Harry Alden. However, while I was producing works in that technique aimed to be shown in my first exhibition, I was working in a different style in my portraits. I was at a crossroad. I truly enjoyed working in hard-edge for it is a method which I can identify with, being a kind of perfectionist in my artistic work. I cannot affirm it strongly enough that this technique gives one the discipline of good colour, composition and balance for there is no place for accidentals working in one’s favour in this style. One must really know what one is after, and a stroke of colour could unbalance the whole painting. Therefore I am thankful to Harry Alden for having given me such solid grounding.