Jeremy is influenced by the purity of form, conctruction, and composition — and calls himself a "European Modernist", committed to Brancusi's famous maxim: 'simplicity is complexity resolved'. Jeremy is considered to belong to the esteemed lineage of Cornish modernists which began in the 1930s — with such artists as Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth — then proceeded in the 1950s/60s — with such artists as Peter Lanyon, Terry Frost, and Patrick Heron — and then into the 1970s/80s with the Third Generation, of which Jeremy is a part, along with Bob Devereux, Breon O'Casey, and Tony O'Malley. All belong to a rich vein of art history, wound about vaunted modernist principles.