I create art because I wish to instinctively as well as intentionally embed my emotive responses in space and time. Inspiration comes from introspective contemplation of the cycle of birth, growth and death. Recurring themes of interest in this process have been duality, illusion and obsession.
In the process of starting a new piece I often create meaning from seeing patterns in chaotic imagery and link those to my inner states, relationships and memories.
Sharing these insights with the viewers and allowing them sufficient space to project their own completes the artwork. My paintings often explore the link between the real and the subliminal.The range of materials I use is linked to the concept or theme of the individual artwork. Nevertheless, my continuous and marked preference is to painting. The rich and sensual quality of oil paint particularly appeals to me because it allows me to evoke broad range of emotional and mental states.
Layered, organic and detailed surfaces characterise my more recent works. They contain a multitude of semi-concealed forms which grow in visibility with patient contemplation.