Have no fear of perfection; you'll never reach it
Pencil sketch and watercolour wash. I feel I'm going through my Dali stage in art. I believe your art defines you to some extent and I can see I have some scary similarities to the way he thought. For example , his 'The persistence of memory' and ' The Great Masturbator' resonate with me - I live in the past now and I've become aware of my deep sexual repression through religion when I was a young man. We are both inveterate liars and I recall his statement, The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant'.
About the Artist
I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…View full profile