My first guest is an absolute hero of mine - figurative artist Mark Pearson. Combining a fierce foundation of training from City & Guilds & The Royal Academy with a rebellious spirit of getting stuck into the action, he captures people and their essence like a master. Bars, festivals, beaches, parks - Mark is inspired by movement, light and the dynamics of human interaction.
Based at the Bussey Building studios, he has become a Peckham legend for his sell-out shows and electric art classes. Most of my mates have at least one of his paintings in their house and I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by them.
His commitment, excitement and apparent ease to his practice has always been a guiding light for me. So I couldn't think of a better time for more ears to hear about his creative headspace and positive approach to life.