Sweets were such a treat when I was a child, and I visited the sweet shop regularly to spend all my pocket money. It’s one of a series of shop fronts on the home page of my website that provide a link to different sections of my portfolio. Alternatively, you can click here to go to Drawing 1980 – 2000.
Much of Town’s imagery is rooted in his early years spent in Cyprus. Even before he had mastered the basics of an English education, he was familiar with myth and mythology; the beach where Aphrodite came ashore, the Tombs of the Kings in Paphos, the influence of the Phoenicians, Crusaders and Ottomans, and the symbols and characters of the ancient world. Over the years, this mingled in his mind to produce a lively and varied iconography for his work.