With each of my paintings, often inspired by land or seascapes, I am seeking to access not only my sub conscious, but also that of the viewer. Using shifts of colour and light the paintings slowly reveal themselves – showing, quite deliberately, the hand of the artist - hoping to engage the observer and take them with me.
I paint instinctively and intuitively. I often mix colours straight onto the canvas and revel in the process of the unexpected, absorbing each colour and mark as it take its place within the canvas – like an old wall revealing its story.
I work on a painting constantly building then scraping away, like sculpting the surface of the canvas – sometimes making sense and then moving into an unexpected direction to deconstruct a scene or to capture the essence of a moment.